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California Proposition 65 Warning WARNING: This product contains or emits chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR. Event Data Recorders The data belongs to the vehicle owner and may not be accessed by anyone else except as legally required or with the permission of the vehicle owner. This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as: • How various systems in your vehicle were operating; • Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fastened; • How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and, • How fast the vehicle was traveling. These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation. Service Diagnostic Recorders This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record information about powertrain performance. The data can be used to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains confidential. California Perchlorate Contamination Prevention Act The airbags, seat belt tensioners, and CR type batteries in this vehicle may contain perchlorate materials - special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/ As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by a NOTICE symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment. A Few Words About Safety You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, including: Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility. ● Safety Labels - on the vehicle. ● Safety Messages - preceded by a safety alert symbol 3 and one of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These signal words mean: To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others. Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the hazards associated with operating or maintaining your vehicle. You must use your own good judgement. 3DANGER You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don't follow instructions. 3WARNING You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don't follow instructions. 3CAUTION You CAN be HURT if you don't follow instructions. ● Safety Headings - such as Important Safety Precautions. ● Safety Section - such as Safe Driving. ● Instructions - how to use this vehicle correctly and safely. This entire book is filled with important safety information - please read it carefully. Contents Main Menu 2015 ILX HYBRID Online Reference Owner's Manual This owner’s manual should be considered a permanent part of the vehicle and should remain with the vehicle when it is sold. This owner’s manual covers all models of your vehicle. You may find descriptions of equipment and features that are not on your particular model. Images throughout this owner’s manual (including the front cover) represent features and equipment that are available on some, but not all, models. Your particular model may not have some of these features. 2 Safe Driving P. 27 For Safe Driving P. 28 Seat Belts P. 32 Airbags P. 39 2 Instrument Panel P. 69 Indicators P. 70 Gauges and Multi-Information Display P. 86 2 Controls P. 103 Setting the Clock P. 104 Locking and Unlocking the Doors P. 105 Opening and Closing the Moonroof P. 123 Adjusting the Seats P. 135 Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items P. 141 2 Features P. 151 Audio System P. 152 Audio System Basic Operation P. 155 HomeLink® Universal Transceiver * P. 187 This owner's manual is for vehicles sold in the United States and Canada. The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation. 2 Driving P. 219 Before Driving P. 220 Multi-View Rear Camera P. 253 Towing a Trailer P. 225 Refueling P. 254 2 Maintenance P. 259 Before Performing Maintenance P. 260 Maintenance MinderTM P. 263 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 292 Climate Control System Maintenance P. 305 2 Handling the Unexpected P. 311 Tools P. 312 Overheating P. 335 If a Tire Goes Flat P. 313 Indicator, Coming On/Blinking P. 337 2 Information P. 345 Specifications P. 346 Emissions Testing P. 351 Identification Numbers P. 348 Warranty Coverages P. 353 Note: All page numbers referenced in this document are hyperlinked. 2015 ILX HYBRID Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Quick Reference Guide Child Safety P. 54 Exhaust Gas Hazard P. 66 Opening and Closing the Trunk P. 114 Security System P. 118 Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel P. 124 Climate Control System P. 146 Audio Error Messages * P. 180 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® P. 189 Braking P. 248 Accessories and Modifications P. 257 Maintenance Under the Hood P. 268 Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 294 Cleaning P. 306 Replacing Light Bulbs P. 282 12 Volt Battery P. 303 Engine Does Not Start P. 329 Fuses P. 341 Jump Starting P. 332 Emergency Towing P. 344 Devices that Emit Radio Waves P. 349 Authorized Manuals P. 355 Opening and Closing the Windows P. 120 Adjusting the Mirrors P. 133 General Information on the Audio System P. 183 When Driving P. 226 Fuel Economy P. 256 Reporting Safety Defects P. 350 Client Service Information P. 356 P. 4 Safety Labels P. 67 Safe Driving P. 27 Instrument Panel P. 69 Controls P. 103 Features P. 151 Driving P. 219 Maintenance P. 259 Handling the Unexpected P. 311 Information P. 345 Index P. 357 Parking Your Vehicle P. 252 Remote Transmitter Care P. 304 Shift Lever Does Not Move P. 334 Quick Reference Guide Visual Index Quick Reference Guide ❙ ECON Button (P 239) ❙ System Indicators (P 70) ❙ Gauges (P 86) ❙ Multi-Information Display (P 87) ❙ Audio/Information Screen * (P 156) ❙ Navigation System * () See the Navigation System Manual ❙ Hazard Warning Button ❙ Audio System (P 152) ❙ ENGINE START/STOP Button (P 124) ❙ Climate Control System (P 146) ❙ Rear Window Defogger/ Heated Mirror Button (P 132) ❙ Steering Wheel Adjustments (P 132) ❙ 4 (Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) System OFF) Button (P 244) ❙ Paddle Shifter (Shift down) (P 234) ❙ Remote Audio Control Buttons (P 159) ❙ Brightness Control (P 131) ❙ Paddle Shifter (Shift up) (P 234) ❙ Wipers/Washers (P 130) Quick Reference Guide ❙ Headlights/Turn Signals (P 126) ❙ Fog Lights (P 129) ❙ Cruise Control Buttons (P 240) ❙ SEL/RESET Button (P 87) ❙ (Information) Button (P 87) ❙ Horn (Press an area around .) ❙ Navigation System Voice Control Buttons * () See the Navigation System Manual ❙ Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® System Voice Control Buttons (P 189) * Not available on all models 5 Visual Index Quick Reference Guide ❙ Power Window Switches (P 120) ❙ Power Door Lock Master Switch (P 112) ❙ Door Mirror Controls (P 134) ❙ Rearview Mirror (P 133) ❙ Driver's Front Airbag (P 42) ❙ Passenger's Front Airbag (P 42) ❙ Parking Brake (P 248) ❙ USB Adapter Cable (P153 ) ❙ Shift Lever Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) (P 231) ❙ Glove Box (P 142) ❙ Seat Heater Switches * (P 145) ❙ Auxiliary Input Jack (P 153) ❙ Accessory Power Socket ❙ Interior Fuse Box (P 342) ❙ Hood Release Handle (P 269) ❙ Trunk Release (P 114) ❙ Fuel Fill Door Release Handle (P 255) 6 (P 144) ❙ Side Curtain Airbags (P 49) ❙ Coat Hook (P 144) ❙ Grab Handle ❙ Seat Belts (P 32) ❙ Moonroof Switch (P 123) Quick Reference Guide ❙ Ceiling Light (P 141) ❙ Map Lights (P 141) ❙ Sun Visors ❙ Vanity Mirrors ❙ Front Seat (P 135) ❙ Side Airbags (P 46) ❙ Seat Belt (Installing a Child Seat) (P 61) ❙ Seat Belt to Secure a Child Seat (P 63) ❙ Rear Seat ❙ LATCH to Secure a Child Seat (P 59) * Not available on all models 7 Visual Index Quick Reference Guide ❙ Maintenance Under the Hood (P 268) ❙ Windshield Wipers (P 130, 292) ❙ Power Door Mirrors (P 134) ❙ Door Lock/Unlock Control (P 107) ❙ Headlights (P 126, 282) ❙ Front Turn Signal/Parking/ Side Marker Lights (P 126, 286, 287) ❙ Tires (P 294, 313) ❙ Fog Lights (P 129, 284) 8 ❙ High-Mount Brake Light (P 291) ❙ Opening/Closing the Trunk (P 114) ❙ Emergency Trunk Release Lever (P 117) Quick Reference Guide ❙ How to Refuel (P 255) ❙ Trunk Release Button (P 115) ❙ Multi-View Rear Camera (P 253) ❙ Back-Up Lights (P 290) ❙ Brake/Taillights (P 288) ❙ Rear Turn Signal Lights (P 288) ❙ Rear Side Marker Lights (P 288) 9 Eco Assist System Quick Reference Guide ECON Mode Indicator (P80) Comes on when ECON mode is on. ECON Button (P239) Helps maximize fuel economy. 10 The message is displayed for a few seconds when ECON mode is turned on. Quick Reference Guide Lifetime Points ● Comes on when the vehicle is turned off. Lifetime Points Fuel Economy Indicator (P90) ● Keep the sphere from being too small. The bigger the sphere is while driving, the higher the fuel economy becomes. Sphere Size: Maximum Middle Minimum Fuel Economy: Best Better Worse Acceleration/ Deceleration: Slow Moderate Aggressive 11 The Acura Hybrid System Quick Reference Guide Low speed cruise ● Only IMA motor is powering the vehicle and IMA battery is discharging. Start-up/Low speed cruise/ Aggressive acceleration ● The IMA motor assists the engine. Vehicle Speed Time Hybrid System IMA Motor Assist IMA Battery Fuel Economy Indicator 12 Tips to Improve Fuel Economy The main power source for the Acura hybrid system is the engine. The IMA motor assists the engine to improve fuel economy, based on current operating conditions. Engine ON Fuel To help your vehicle’s fuel economy: ● Avoid aggressive acceleration/braking ● Monitor the fuel economy indicator displayed on the multi-information display. It reflects your driving style. (P11, 90) Slow acceleration/High speed cruise ● Only the engine powers the vehicle. Deceleration ● The IMA motor charges the IMA battery. Hybrid System Hybrid System IMA Motor Assist Engine OFF IMA Battery Fuel IMA Motor OFF IMA Battery Hybrid System Stop ● Auto Idle Stop is in operation. Engine ON Charging Engine OFF IMA Battery Fuel Fuel Hybrid System IMA Motor OFF Engine OFF IMA Battery Fuel To Keep the IMA Battery in Good Condition Safety Precautions Do not cover the air intake. Do not touch the Acura hybrid system A high voltage current runs through the Acura hybrid system. Consult your authorized dealer when maintenance or repair is needed. Quick Reference Guide Drive your vehicle at least once a month, and drive for more than 30 minutes at a time. Parking your vehicle for an extended period can cause the IMA battery to weaken or decrease the IMA battery life. IMA Battery Air Intake If the air intake is obstructed during vehicle operation, the IMA battery can become too hot. To protect the battery, the system may start limiting IMA battery output power and cause the Acura hybrid system and 12 volt battery charging system indicators to come on. IMA System Indicator (P77) 12 Volt Battery Charging System Indicator (P72) Electric Power Cable If a crash occurs ● Be careful of electric shock hazard. u If a crash severely damaged your vehicle, there is a possibility of electrical shock. Do not touch the Acura hybrid system components or their wiring (orange). ● Avoid contact with IMA battery fluid. u The battery fluid may leak as a result of a severe crash. Avoid any skin or eye contact with the fluid. The battery fluid is corrosive. If you accidentally touch it, flush the affected area(s) with a large quantity of water for at least five minutes, and medical attention immediately. ● Use a fire extinguisher for an electrical fire. u Attempting to extinguish an electrical fire with a small quantity of water can be dangerous. When the vehicle is disposed ● The IMA battery is a Lithium ion battery. Acura collects and recycles used IMA batteries – consult with your dealer for proper battery disposal in the event your vehicle is not repairable. 13 Safe Driving (P27) Quick Reference Guide Airbags (P39) ● Your vehicle is fitted with airbags to help protect you and your passengers during a moderate-to-severe collision. Child Safety (P54) ● All children 12 and younger should be seated in the rear seat. ● Smaller children should be properly restrained in a forward-facing child seat. ● Infants must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child seat. Exhaust Gas Hazard (P66) ● Your vehicle emits dangerous exhaust gases that contain carbon monoxide. Do not run the engine in confined spaces where carbon monoxide gas can accumulate. Seat Belts (P32) Before Driving Checklist (P220) ● Fasten your seat belt and sit upright well back in the seat. ● Check that your passengers are wearing their seat belts correctly. ● Before driving, check that the front seats, head restraints, steering wheel, and mirrors have been properly adjusted. Fasten your lap belt as low as possible. 14 Instrument Panel (P69) System Indicators Multi-Information Display Low Tire Pressure/ TPMS Indicator System Indicators Shift Lever Position Indicator Malfunction Indicator Lamp Tachometer Keyless Access System Indicator Speedometer Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators Low Oil Pressure Indicator Charging System Indicator Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator Low Fuel Indicator Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) System Indicator Seat Belt Reminder Indicator VSA® OFF Indicator Supplemental Restraint System Indicator Door and Trunk Open Indicator Fuel Gauge Charge/Assist Gauge Shift Indicator Immobilizer System Indicator U.S. Security System Alarm Indicator U.S. Canada Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator (Red) System Indicators Canada Brake System Indicator (Amber) Lights Indicators Low Temperature Indicator ECON ECON Mode Indicator U.S. Quick Reference Guide Gauges (P86)/Multi-Information Display (P87)/System Indicators (P70) Auto Idle Stop Indicator IMA System Indicator Lights On Indicator High Beam Indicator Fog Light Indicator Side Airbag Off Indicator Canada CRUISE MAIN Indicator CRUISE CONTROL Indicator System Message Indicator 15 Controls (P103) Quick Reference Guide ENGINE START/STOP Button (P124) Press the button to change the vehicle's power mode. Turn Signals (P126) Turn Signal Control Lever Right Wipers and Washers (P130) Wiper/Washer Control Lever Adjustment Ring : Long Delay : Short Delay Left Pull toward you to spray washer fluid. Lights (P126) Light Control Switches High Beam Low Beam Flashing 16 MIST OFF INT: Low speed with intermittent LO: Low speed wipe HI: High speed wipe Steering Wheel (P132) Trunk (P114) Power Windows (P120) Trunk Release ● To unlock and open the trunk: Unlocking the Front Doors from the Inside (P111) ● Pull either front door inner handle to unlock and open it in one motion. Power Window Lock Button Indicator Quick Reference Guide ● With the power mode in ON, open and close the power windows. ● If the power window lock button is in the off position, each passenger's window can be opened and closed with its own switch. ● If the power window lock button is in the on position (indicator is on), each passenger's window switch is disabled. ● To adjust, pull the adjustment lever towards you, adjust to the desired position, then lock the lever back in place. • Pull the trunk release. • Press the trunk release button on the keyless access remote. • Press the trunk release button on the trunk lid. Power Door Mirrors Window Switch (P134) ● With the power mode in ON, move the selector switch to L or R. ● Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to adjust the mirror. Selector Switch Adjustment Switch 17 Quick Reference Guide Climate Control System (P 146) Clock (P 104) ● Press the AUTO button to activate the climate control system. ● Press the button to turn the system on or off. ● Press the button to defrost the windshield. a Models without navigation system On models with navigation system The climate control system is voice operable. See the Navigation System Manual for complete details. / c (Fan Control) Buttons (ON/OFF) Button b Press the CLOCK (AUX) button until the displayed time begins flashing. Press Preset (4 (Hour) or (5 (Minute) to set the time. Press Preset (6 (Reset) to set the time to the nearest hour. Press the CLOCK button again to set the time. (Windshield Defroster) Button Models with navigation system Passenger's Side Temperature Control Dial Driver's Side Temperature Control Dial AUTO Button MODE Control Button SYNC (Synchronized) Button A/C (Air Conditioning) Button (Recirculation) Button Air flows from dashboard vents. Air flows from floor and dashboard vents. Air flows from floor vents. Air flows from floor and windshield defroster vents. 18 The navigation system receives signals from GPS satellites, updating the clock automatically. Features ● Audio Remote Controls (P 159) VOL Button MODE Button (P151) Quick Reference Guide Audio system (P 152) For navigation system operation () See the Navigation System Manual Audio/ Information Screen AM Button FM Button * (CD Eject) Button * VOL / (Volume/Power) Knob CD Slot (XM®) Button * CD Button FM/AM Button * AUX Button Preset Buttons FOLDER Bar * SKIP Bar A.SEL (Auto Select) Button CATEGORY Bar * CH Button ● VOL (Volume) Button Press / to adjust the volume up/ down. ● MODE Button Press to change the audio mode: FM1/ FM2/AM/XM1 */XM2 */CD/AUX. ● CH (Channel) Button Radio:Press to change the preset station. Press and hold to select the next or previous strong station. CD/USB device: Press to skip to the beginning of the next song or return to the beginning of the current song. Press and hold to change a folder. SCAN Button DISPLAY Button BACK Button PHONE Button SETUP Button Selector Knob * Not available on all models 19 Driving (P219) Quick Reference Guide Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) (P231 ) ● Shift to (P and depress the brake pedal when starting the engine. Shift Lever ● Shifting Release Button Park Turn off or start the engine. Transmission is locked. Reverse Used when reversing. 7-Speed Manual Shift Mode (P233) ● Allows you to manually shift the transmission up or down without removing your hands from the steering wheel. When the shift lever is in Shift Lever Position Indicator Selected Speed Number Neutral Transmission is not locked. M Indicator Drive • Normal driving. • 7-speed mode can be used temporarily. Drive (S) Used for: • Better acceleration • Increased engine braking • Going up or down hills • Driving in the 7-speed manual shift mode • Driving in L mode Depress the brake pedal and press the release button to move out of (P . Press the release button to move the shift lever. Move the shift lever without pressing the release button. 20 Shift Down (Paddle Shifter ● Pulling a paddle shifter temporarily changes the mode from continuous variable transmission (CVT) to 7-speed manual shift mode. The selected speed number is displayed in the shift indicator. When the shift lever is in ● Pulling a paddle shifter changes the mode from continuous variable transmission (CVT) to 7-speed manual shift mode. The M indicator and the selected speed number are displayed in the shift indicator. Shift Up (+ L (Low) Mode (P235) Paddle Shifter ● Use Low to get more power when climbing steep hills. ● With the shift lever in (S , pull the (+ and (- paddle shifters at the same time until the shift indicator display changes to L. VSA® OFF Button (P244) Refueling (P254) Fuel recommendation: Unleaded premium gasoline with a pump octane number 91 or higher recommended Fuel tank capacity: 13.2 US gal (50 L) a Push the fuel fill door release handle. Cruise Control (P240) ● Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. ● To use cruise control, press the CRUISE button, then press DECEL/SET once you have achieved the desired speed (above 25 mph or 40 km/h). b Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (P245) U.S. models only ● The TPMS monitors tire pressure. ● The TPMS is turned on automatically every time you start the engine. c d Quick Reference Guide ● The vehicle stability assist (VSA®) system helps stabilize the vehicle during cornering, and helps maintain traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces. ● VSA® comes on automatically every time you start the engine. ● To turn VSA® on or off, press and hold the button until you hear a beep. Turn the fuel fill cap slowly to remove the cap. Place the cap in the holder on the fuel fill door. After refueling, screw the cap back on until it clicks at least once. 21 Maintenance (P259) Quick Reference Guide Under the Hood (P268) ● Check engine oil, engine coolant, and windshield washer fluid. Add when necessary. ● Check brake fluid. ● Check the 12 volt battery condition monthly. a b Wiper Blades (P292) ● Replace blades if they leave streaks across the windshield. Pull the hood release handle under the corner of the dashboard. Locate the hood latch lever, slide the lever and lift up the hood. Lights (P282) Tires (P294) ● Inspect tires and wheels regularly. ● Check tire pressures regularly. ● Install snow tires for winter driving. c 22 When finished, close the hood and make sure it is firmly locked in place. ● Inspect all lights regularly. Handling the Unexpected (P311) Engine Won't Start (P329) Overheating (P335) ● If the battery is dead, jump start using a booster battery. ● Park in a safe location. If you do not see steam under the hood, open the hood, and let the engine cool down. Indicators Come On Blown Fuse (P341) Emergency Towing (P344) (P337) ● Check for a blown fuse if an electrical device does not operate. ● Call a professional towing service if you need to tow your vehicle. ● Identify the indicator and consult the owner's manual. Quick Reference Guide Flat Tire (P313) ● Park in a safe location and repair the flat tire using the tire repair kit. 23 What to Do If Quick Reference Guide 24 The power mode does not change from VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) to ACCESSORY. Why? ● The power mode does not change from ON to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK). Why? The shift lever should be moved to (P . Why does the brake pedal pulsate slightly when applying the brakes? This can occur when the ABS activates, and does not indicate a problem. Apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. Never pump the brake pedal. The rear door cannot be opened from inside the vehicle. Why? Check if the childproof lock is in the LOCK position. If so, open the rear door with the outside door handle. To cancel this function, push the lever to the UNLOCK position. ● The steering wheel may be locked. Move the steering wheel left and right after pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button. If you do not open the doors within 30 seconds, the doors are relocked automatically for security. Why does the beeper sound when I open the driver's door? The beeper sounds when: ● The power mode is in ACCESSORY. ● The exterior lights are left on. ● The Auto Idle Stop is in operation. Why does the beeper sound when I start driving? The beeper sounds when: ● Driver and/or front passenger are not wearing their seat belts. ● The parking brake lever is not fully released. Why do I hear a screeching sound when I apply the brake pedal? The brake pads may need to be replaced. Have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. Is it possible to use unleaded gasoline with a Pump Octane Number (PON) of 87 or higher on this vehicle? Unleaded gasoline with a Pump Octane Number (PON) of 91 or higher is recommended. Use of lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic knocking noise in the engine and will result in decreased engine performance. Use of gasoline with a pump octane less than 87 can lead to engine damage. Quick Reference Guide Why do the doors lock after I unlocked the doors using a remote transmitter? 25 26 Safe Driving You can find many safety recommendations throughout this chapter, and throughout this manual. For Safe Driving Important Safety Precautions ............. 28 Your Vehicle's Safety Features............ 30 Seat Belts About Your Seat Belts........................ 32 Fastening a Seat Belt.......................... 35 Seat Belt Inspection............................ 38 Airbags Airbag System Components............... 39 Types of Airbags ................................ 42 Front Airbags (SRS) ............................ 42 Side Airbags....................................... 46 Side Curtain Airbags .......................... 49 Airbag System Indicators.................... 50 Airbag Care ....................................... 53 Child Safety Protecting Child Passengers ............... 54 Safety of Infants and Small Children .... 56 Safety of Larger Children ................... 64 Exhaust Gas Hazard Carbon Monoxide Gas....................... 66 Safety Labels Label Locations .................................. 67 27 For Safe Driving The following pages explain your vehicle's safety features and how to use them properly. The safety precautions below are ones that we consider to be among the most important. Safe Driving Important Safety Precautions ■ Always wear your seat belt A seat belt is your best protection in all types of collisions. Airbags are designed to supplement seat belts, not replace them. So even though your vehicle is equipped with airbags, make sure you and your passengers always wear your seat belts, and wear them properly. ■ Restrain all children Children ages 12 and under should ride properly restrained in a back seat, not the front seat. Infants and small children should be restrained in a child seat. Larger children should use a booster seat and a lap/shoulder seat belt until they can use the belt properly without a booster seat. ■ Be aware of airbag hazards While airbags can save lives, they can cause serious or fatal injuries to occupants who sit too close to them, or are not properly restrained. Infants, young children, and short adults are at the greatest risk. Be sure to follow all instructions and warnings in this manual. ■ Don't drink and drive Alcohol and driving don't mix. Even one drink can reduce your ability to respond to changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with every additional drink. So don't drink and drive, and don't let your friends drink and drive, either. 28 1Important Safety Precautions Some states, provinces and territories prohibit the use of cell phones other than hands-free devices by the driver while driving. uuFor Safe DrivinguImportant Safety Precautions ■ Pay appropriate attention to the task of driving safely ■ Control your speed Excessive speed is a major factor in crash injuries and deaths. Generally, the higher the speed, the greater the risk, but serious injuries can also occur at lower speeds. Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions, regardless of the maximum speed posted. Safe Driving Engaging in cell phone conversation or other activities that keep you from paying close attention to the road, other vehicles, and pedestrians could lead to a crash. Remember, situations can change quickly, and only you can decide when it is safe to divert some attention away from driving. ■ Keep your vehicle in safe condition Having a tire blowout or a mechanical failure can be extremely hazardous. To reduce the possibility of such problems, check your tire pressures and condition frequently, and perform all regularly scheduled maintenance. 29 uuFor Safe DrivinguYour Vehicle's Safety Features Your Vehicle's Safety Features 1Your Vehicle's Safety Features 9 8 12 h 9 Safe Driving Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to help protect you and your passengers during a crash. 6 10 7 8 10 11 7 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Safety Cage Crush Zones Seats and Seat-Backs Head Restraints Collapsible Steering Column Seat Belts Front Airbags Side Airbags Side Curtain Airbags Door Locks Seat Belt Tensioners Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensor The following checklist will help you take an active role in protecting yourself and your passengers. 30 Some features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment, front and rear crush zones, a collapsible steering column, and tensioners that tighten the front seat belts in a sufficient crash. However, you and your passengers cannot take full advantage of these features unless you remain seated in the correct position and always wear your seat belts. In fact, some safety features can contribute to injuries if they are not used properly. uuFor Safe DrivinguYour Vehicle's Safety Features ■ Safety Checklist 2 Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside P. 111 If the door and trunk open indicator is on, a door and/or the trunk is not completely closed. Close all doors and the trunk tightly until the indicator goes off. 2 Door and Trunk Open Indicator P. 75 Safe Driving For the safety of you and your passengers, make a habit of checking these items each time before you drive. • After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure all doors are closed and locked. Locking the doors helps prevent an occupant from being ejected and an outsider from unexpectedly opening a door. 1Safety Checklist • Adjust your seat to a position suitable for driving. Be sure the front seats are adjusted as far to the rear as possible while allowing the driver to control the vehicle. Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious or fatal injury in a crash. 2 Adjusting the Seats P. 135 • Adjust head restraints to the proper position. Head restraints are most effective when the center of the head restraint aligns with the center of your head. Taller persons should adjust their head restraint to the highest position. 2 Adjusting the Head Restraints P. 138 • Always wear your seat belt, and make sure you wear it properly. Confirm that any passengers are properly belted as well. 2 Fastening a Seat Belt P. 35 • Protect children by using seat belts or child seats according to a child's age, height and weight. 2 Child Safety P. 54 31 Seat Belts About Your Seat Belts Safe Driving Seat belts are the single most effective safety device because they keep you connected to the vehicle so that you can take advantage of many built-in safety features. They also help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the vehicle, against other passengers, or out of the vehicle. When worn properly, seat belts also keep your body properly positioned in a crash so that you can take full advantage of the additional protection provided by the airbags. In addition, seat belts help protect you in almost every type of crash, including: - frontal impacts - side impacts - rear impacts - rollovers ■ Lap/shoulder seat belts All five seating positions are equipped with lap/shoulder seat belts with emergency locking retractors. In normal driving the retractor lets you move freely while keeping some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop the retractor locks to restrain your body. The front passenger's and rear seat belts also have a lockable retractor for use with child seats. 2 Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt P. 61 32 1About Your Seat Belts 3 WARNING Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags. Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts and wear them properly. Seat belts cannot completely protect you in every crash. But in most cases, seat belts can reduce your risk of serious injury. Most states and all Canadian provinces and territories require you to wear seat belts. uuSeat BeltsuAbout Your Seat Belts ■ Proper use of seat belts 1About Your Seat Belts ■ Seat Belt Reminder If a rear seat passenger moves around and extends the seat belt, the lockable retractor may activate. If this happens, release the retractor by unfastening the seat belt and allow the belt to retract completely. Then refasten the belt. Safe Driving Follow these guidelines for proper use: • All occupants should sit upright, well back in the seat, and remain in that position for the duration of the trip. Slouching and leaning reduces the effectiveness of the belt and can increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. • Never place the shoulder part of a lap/shoulder seat belt under your arm or behind your back. This could cause very serious injuries in a crash. • Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. • Do not put any accessories on the seat belts. Devices intended to improve comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can reduce the protective capability and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. 1Seat Belt Reminder Your vehicle monitors front seat belt use. If the power mode is set to ON before the driver's seat belt is fastened, a beeper will sound and the indicator will blink. If the driver does not fasten the belt before the beeper stops, the indicator will remain on. The indicator will also come on if a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt within 6 seconds after the power mode is set to ON. When no one is sitting in the front passenger's seat, or a child or small adult is riding there, the indicator will not come on. This is because the weight sensors in the seat cannot detect their presence. The beeper will also periodically sound and the indicator will blink while driving until the driver's and front passenger’s seat belts are fastened. Continued 33 uuSeat BeltsuAbout Your Seat Belts ■ Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners The front seats are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners to enhance safety. Safe Driving 34 The tensioners automatically tighten the front seat belts during a moderate-tosevere frontal collision, sometimes even if the collision is not severe enough to inflate the front airbags. 1Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners The seat belt tensioners can only operate once. If a tensioner is activated, the SRS indicator will come on. Have a dealer replace the tensioner and thoroughly inspect the seat belt system as it may not offer protection in a subsequent crash. During a moderate-to-severe side impact, the tensioner on that side of the vehicle also activates. uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt Fastening a Seat Belt After adjusting a front seat to the proper position, and while sitting upright and well back in the seat: 2 Adjusting the Seats P. 135 1. Pull the seat belt out slowly. Correct Seated Posture No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat belt or one that does not appear to be working correctly. Using a seat belt that is not working properly may not protect the occupant in a crash. Have a dealer check the belt as soon as possible. Never insert any foreign objects into the buckle or retractor mechanism. Safe Driving Pull out slowly. 1Fastening a Seat Belt 2. Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is secure. u Make sure that the belt is not twisted or caught on anything. Latch Plate Buckle Continued 35 uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt Safe Driving Lap belt as low as possible 3. Position the lap part of the belt as low as possible across your hips, then pull up on the shoulder part of the belt so the lap part fits snugly. This lets your strong pelvic bones take the force of a crash and reduces the chance of internal injuries. 4. If necessary, pull up on the belt again to remove any slack, then check that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder. This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body. ■ Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor The front seats have adjustable shoulder anchors to accommodate taller and shorter occupants. 1. Move the anchor up and down while holding the release button. 2. Position the anchor so that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder. Push 36 1Fastening a Seat Belt 3 WARNING Improperly positioning the seat belts can cause serious injury or death in a crash. Make sure all seat belts are properly positioned before driving. To release the belt, push the red PRESS button then guide the belt by hand until it has retracted completely. When exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is out of the way and will not get caught by closing the door. 1Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor The shoulder anchor height can be adjusted to four levels. If the belt contacts your neck, lower the height one level at a time. After an adjustment, make sure that the shoulder anchor position is secure. uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt ■ Advice for Pregnant Women Wear the shoulder belt across the chest avoiding the abdomen. Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it is okay for you to drive. To reduce the risk of injuries to both you and your unborn child that can be caused by an inflating front airbag: • When driving, sit upright and adjust the seat as far back as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle. • When sitting in the front passenger's seat, adjust the seat as far back as possible. Safe Driving If you are pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child when driving or riding in a vehicle is to always wear a seat belt and keep the lap part of the belt as low as possible across the hips. 1Advice for Pregnant Women Wear the lap part of the belt as low as possible across the hips. 37 uuSeat BeltsuSeat Belt Inspection Seat Belt Inspection Safe Driving Regularly check the condition of your seat belts as follows: • Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear. • Check that the latches work smoothly and the belts retract easily. u If a belt does not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem. Only use a mild soap and warm water. Do not use bleach or cleaning solvents. Make sure the belt is completely dry before allowing it to retract. Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide proper protection and should be replaced as soon as possible. A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of protection in a subsequent crash. Have your seat belts inspected by a dealer after any collision. 38 1Seat Belt Inspection 3 WARNING Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious injury or death if the seat belts do not work properly when needed. Check your seat belts regularly and have any problem corrected as soon as possible. Airbags Airbag System Components 11 12 9 8 7 10 Safe Driving 8 10 8 6 8 8 8 Continued 39 uuAirbagsuAirbag System Components Safe Driving The front, front side, and side curtain airbags are deployed according to the direction and severity of impact. The airbag system includes: a Two SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) front airbags. The driver's airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger's airbag is stored in the dashboard. Both are marked SRS AIRBAG. d An electronic control unit that continually monitors and can record information about the sensors, the airbag activators, the seat belt tensioners, and driver and front passenger seat belt use when the power mode is in ON. e Automatic front seat belt tensioners. The driver's and front passenger's seat belts incorporate sensors that detect whether or not they are fastened. h Impact sensors that can detect a moderate to severe front or side impact. i An indicator on the dashboard that alerts you that the front passenger's front airbag has been turned off. j Sensors that can detect if a child or small statured adult is in the deployment path of the front passenger's side airbag. k An indicator on the instrument panel that b Two side airbags, one for the driver and one for a front passenger. The airbags are stored in the outer edges of the seatbacks. Both are marked SIDE AIRBAG. fA driver's seat position sensor. If the seat is too far forward, the airbag will inflate with less force. l An indicator on the instrument panel that g Weight c Two side curtain airbags, one for each side of the vehicle. The airbags are stored in the ceiling, above the side windows. The front and rear pillars are marked SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG. 40 alerts you to a possible problem with your airbag system or seat belt tensioners. sensors in the front passenger's seat. The front passenger's airbag will be turned off if the weight on the seat is 65 lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight of an infant or small child). alerts you that the front passenger's side airbag has been turned off. uuAirbagsuAirbag System Components ■ Important Facts About Your Airbags What you should do: Always wear your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as far back from the steering wheel as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle. A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible. Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, airbags and seat belts provide the best protection. When driving, keep hands and arms out of the deployment path of the front airbag by holding each side of the steering wheel. Do not cross an arm over the airbag cover. Safe Driving Airbags can pose serious hazards. To do their job, airbags must inflate with tremendous force. So, while airbags help save lives, they can cause burns, bruises, and other minor injuries, and sometimes even fatal ones if occupants are not wearing their seat belts properly and sitting correctly. 1Important Facts About Your Airbags Remember, however, that no safety system can prevent all injuries or deaths that can occur in a severe crash, even when seat belts are properly worn and the airbags deploy. Do not place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag. Carrying hard or sharp objects on your lap, or driving with a pipe or other sharp object in your mouth, can result in injuries if your front airbag inflates. Do not attach or place objects on the front airbag covers. Objects on the covers marked SRS AIRBAG could interfere with the proper operation of the airbags or be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone if the airbags inflate. 41 uuAirbagsuTypes of Airbags Types of Airbags Safe Driving Your vehicle is equipped with three types of airbags: • Front airbags: Airbags in front of the driver's and front passenger's seats. • Side airbags: Airbags in the driver's and front passenger's seat-backs. • Side curtain airbags: Airbags above the side windows. Each is discussed in the following pages. Front Airbags (SRS) The front SRS airbags inflate in a moderate-to-severe frontal collision to help protect the head and chest of the driver and/or front passenger. SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) indicates that the airbags are designed to supplement seat belts, not replace them. Seat belts are the occupant's primary restraint system. ■ Housing Locations The front airbags are housed in the center of the steering wheel for the driver, and in the dashboard for the front passenger. Both airbags are marked SRS AIRBAG. 42 1Types of Airbags The airbags can inflate whenever the power mode is in ON. After an airbag inflates in a crash, you may see a small amount of smoke. This is from the combustion process of the inflator material and is not harmful. People with respiratory problems may experience some temporary discomfort. If this occurs, get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. 1Front Airbags (SRS) Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) Your vehicle is equipped with dual-stage, multiplethreshold front airbags (SRS). During a frontal crash severe enough to cause one or both front airbags to deploy, the airbags can inflate at different rates, depending on the severity of the crash, whether or not the seat belts are latched, and/ or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and chest injuries in frontal crashes. uuAirbagsuFront Airbags (SRS) ■ Operation Safe Driving Front airbags are designed to inflate during moderate-to-severe frontal collisions. When the vehicle decelerates suddenly, the sensors send information to the control unit which signals one or both front airbags to inflate. A frontal collision can be either head-on or angled between two vehicles, or when a vehicle crashes into a stationary object, such as a concrete wall. ■ How the Front Airbags Work 1How the Front Airbags Work While your seat belt restrains your torso, the front airbag provides supplemental protection for your head and chest. The front airbags deflate immediately so that they won't interfere with the driver's visibility or the ability to steer or operate other controls. Although the driver's and front passenger's airbags normally inflate within a split second of each other, it is possible for only one airbag to deploy. This can happen if the severity of a collision is at the margin, or threshold, that determines whether or not the airbags will deploy. In such cases, the seat belt will provide sufficient protection, and the supplemental protection offered by the airbag would be minimal. The total time for inflation and deflation is so fast that most occupants are not aware that the airbags deployed until they see them lying in front of them. Continued 43 uuAirbagsuFront Airbags (SRS) ■ When front airbags should not deploy Safe Driving 44 Minor frontal crashes: Front airbags were designed to supplement seat belts and help save lives, not to prevent minor scrapes, or even broken bones that might occur during a less than moderate-to-severe frontal crash. Side impacts: Front airbags can provide protection when a sudden deceleration causes a driver or front passenger to move towards the front of the vehicle. Side airbags and side curtain airbags have been specifically designed to help reduce the severity of injuries that can occur during a moderate-to-severe side impact which can cause the driver or passenger to move towards the side of the vehicle. Rear impacts: Head restraints and seat belts are your best protection during a rear impact. Front airbags cannot provide any significant protection and are not designed to deploy in such collisions. Rollovers: Seat belts and, in vehicles equipped with a rollover sensor, side airbags and side curtain airbags offer the best protection in a rollover. Because front airbags could provide little if any protection, they are not designed to deploy during a rollover. ■ When front airbags deploy with little or no visible damage Because the airbag system senses sudden deceleration, a strong impact to the vehicle framework or suspension might cause one or more of the airbags to deploy. Examples include running into a curb, the edge of a hole, or other low fixed object that causes a sudden deceleration in the vehicle chassis. Since the impact is underneath the vehicle, damage may not be readily apparent. ■ When front airbags may not deploy, even though exterior damage appears severe Since crushable body parts absorb crash energy during an impact, the amount of visible damage does not always indicate proper airbag operation. In fact, some collisions can result in severe damage but no airbag deployment because the airbags would not have been needed or would not have provided protection even if they had deployed. uuAirbagsuFront Airbags (SRS) 1Advanced Airbags ■ Advanced Airbags Driver’s Seat Position Sensor If the seat is too far forward, the airbag inflates with less force, regardless of the severity of the impact. The passenger's advanced front airbag system has weight sensors. Passenger’s Seat Weight Sensors Although we recommend against carrying an infant or small child in front, if the sensors detect the weight of a child (up to about 65 lbs or 29 kg), the system will automatically turn off the passenger's front airbag. If there is a problem with the driver's seat position sensor, the SRS indicator will come on and the airbag will inflate with full (normal) force, regardless of the driver's seating position. For both advanced front airbags to work properly: • Do not spill any liquid on or under the seats. • Do not put any object under the passenger’s seat. • Make sure any objects are positioned properly on the floor. Improperly positioned objects can interfere with the advanced airbag sensors. • All occupants should sit upright and wear their seat belts properly. • Do not place any cover over the passenger side dashboard. Safe Driving Your front airbags have advanced features to help reduce the likelihood of airbag related injuries to smaller occupants. The driver's advanced front airbag system includes a seat position sensor. Make sure the floor mat behind the front passenger's seat is hooked to the floor mat anchor. An improperly placed mat can interfere with the advanced airbag sensors. 2 Floor Mats P. 307 45 uuAirbagsuSide Airbags Side Airbags The side airbags help protect the upper torso of the driver or a front passenger during a moderate-to-severe side impact. Safe Driving ■ Housing Locations The side airbags are housed in the outside edge of the driver's and passenger's seatbacks. Both are marked SIDE AIRBAG. Housing Location ■ Operation When inflated Side Airbag 46 When the sensors detect a moderate-tosevere side impact, the control unit signals the side airbag on the impact side to immediately inflate. 1Side Airbags Do not attach accessories on or near the side airbags. They can interfere with the proper operation of the airbags, or hurt someone if an airbag inflates. If the impact is on the passenger side, the airbag deploys even if there is no passenger’s in the passenger seat. Do not cover or replace the front seat-back covers without consulting a dealer. Improperly replacing or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from properly deploying during a side impact. uuAirbagsuSide Airbags ■ When a side airbag deploys with little or no visible damage ■ When a side airbag may not deploy, even though visible damage appears severe It is possible for a side airbag to not deploy during an impact that results in apparently severe damage. This can occur when the point of impact was towards the far front or rear of the vehicle, or when the vehicle's crushable body parts absorbed most of the crash energy. In either case, the side airbag would not have been needed nor provided protection even if it had deployed. Continued Safe Driving Because the airbag system senses sudden acceleration, a strong impact to the side of the vehicle's framework can cause a side airbag to deploy. In such cases, there may be little or no damage, but the side impact sensors detected a severe enough impact to deploy the airbag. 47 uuAirbagsuSide Airbags ■ Side Airbag Cutoff System Safe Driving To reduce the likelihood that a front passenger may be injured by an inflating side airbag, the passenger side airbag is automatically turned off when: • The height sensors detect a child or short-statured adult is seated in the front passenger seat. • The position sensor detects that the front passenger is leaning into the deployment path of the side airbag. When the side airbag cutoff system is activated, the side airbag off indicator comes on. 2 Side Airbag Off Indicator P. 52 ■ Side Airbag Off Indicator If the side airbag off indicator comes on, have the passenger sit upright. A few seconds after the passenger is sitting properly, the side airbag will automatically be turned on, and the indicator will go off. If the front passenger is a child, stop when it is safe to do so, and have the child sit properly restrained in a rear seat. 48 1Side Airbag Cutoff System Sensor that monitors the passenger’s height. Sensor that monitors the passenger’s position. The sensors that monitor the front passenger's height and body position may not work if: • The seat-back is wet • The passenger is touching a metal or other electrical conductive object • A seat cushion is on the seat • The passenger is wearing excessively thick clothing uuAirbagsuSide Curtain Airbags Side Curtain Airbags The side curtain airbags help protect the heads of the driver and passengers in outer seating positions during a moderate-to-severe side impact. The side curtain airbags are located in the ceiling above the side windows on both sides of the vehicle. The side curtain airbags are most effective when an occupant is wearing their seat belt properly and sitting upright, well back in their seat. Do not attach any objects to the side windows or roof pillars as they can interfere with the proper operation of the side curtain airbags. Safe Driving ■ Housing Locations 1Side Curtain Airbags Side Curtain Airbag Storage ■ Operation The side curtain airbag is designed to deploy in a moderate-to-severe side impact. Deployed Side Curtain Airbag ■ When side curtain airbags deploy in a frontal collision One or both side curtain airbags may inflate in a moderate-to-severe angled frontal collision. In this case, the side curtain airbags will deploy slightly after the front airbags. 49 uuAirbagsuAirbag System Indicators Airbag System Indicators If a problem occurs in the airbag system, the SRS indicator will come on and a message appears on the multi-information display. Safe Driving ■ SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) Indicator ■ When the power mode is set to ON The indicator comes on for a few seconds, then goes off. This tells you the system is working properly. 1SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) Indicator 3 WARNING Ignoring the SRS indicator can result in serious injury or death if the airbag systems or tensioners do not work properly. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible if the SRS indicator alerts you to a possible problem. If the indicator comes on at any other time, or does not come on at all, have the system checked by a dealer as soon as possible. If you don't, your airbags and seat belt tensioners may not work properly when they are needed. 50 uuAirbagsuAirbag System Indicators 1Passenger Airbag Off Indicator ■ Passenger Airbag Off Indicator U.S. Canada ■ When the passenger airbag off Infants and small children should always ride properly restrained in a back seat. Safe Driving indicator comes on The indicator comes on to alert you that the passenger's front airbag has been turned off. This occurs when the front passenger’s weight sensors detect 65 lbs (29 kg) or less, the weight of an infant or small child, on the seat. If the indicator comes on with no front passenger and no objects on the passenger’s seat, or with an adult riding there, something may be interfering with the weight sensors. Such as: • An object hanging on the seat or in the seat-back pocket. • A child seat or other object pressing against the rear of the seat-back. • A rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger's seat. • The front seat or seat-back is forced back against an object on the seat or floor behind it. • An object placed under the front passenger's seat. 2 Child Safety P. 54 If none of these conditions exist, have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible. Objects placed on the seat can also cause the indicator to come on. If the front passenger seat is empty, the passenger's front airbag will not deploy and the indicator will not come on. Continued The passenger airbag off indicator may come on and goes off repeatedly if the total weight on the seat is near the airbag cutoff threshold. 51 uuAirbagsuAirbag System Indicators 1Side Airbag Off Indicator ■ Side Airbag Off Indicator ■ When the side airbag off indicator comes on Safe Driving U.S. Canada U.S. Canada This indicator comes on if the passenger's side airbag has been turned off because the passenger is too small to be sitting in the front seat, is slouching or not sitting upright, or has leaned into the airbag's deployment path. Unless the passenger is a smaller statured adult or a child, the indicator should go off when the passenger returns to a proper upright sitting position. 52 When you set the power mode to ON, the indicator should come on for a few seconds and then go out. If it doesn't come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked by a dealer as soon as possible. uuAirbagsuAirbag Care Airbag Care You do not need to, and should not, perform any maintenance on or replace any airbag system components yourself. However, you should have your vehicle inspected by a dealer in the following situations: If an airbag has inflated, the control unit and other related parts must be replaced. Similarly, once an automatic seat belt tensioner has been activated, it must be replaced. We recommend against the use of salvaged airbag system components, including the airbag, tensioners, sensors, and control unit. Safe Driving ■ When the airbags have deployed 1Airbag Care ■ When the vehicle has been in a moderate-to-severe collision Even if the airbags did not inflate, have your dealer inspect the following: the driver’s seat position sensor, weight sensors in the passenger’s seat, front seat belt tensioners, and each seat belt that was worn during the crash. ■ Do not remove or modify a front seat without consulting a dealer This would likely disable the driver's seat position sensor or the passenger’s weight sensors. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact an Acura dealer, or for U.S. vehicles, Acura Client Relations at 1-800-382-2238 and for Canadian vehicles, Canadian Acura Client Service at 1888-9-ACURA-9. 53 Child Safety Protecting Child Passengers Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death of children ages 12 and under. Safe Driving To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, every state, Canadian province and territory requires that infants and children be properly restrained when they ride in a vehicle. Children should sit properly restrained in a rear seat. This is because: • An inflating front or side airbag can injure or kill a child sitting in the front seat. • A child in the front seat is more likely to interfere with the driver's ability to safely control the vehicle. • Statistics show that children of all sizes and ages are safer when they are properly restrained in a rear seat. 54 1Protecting Child Passengers 3 WARNING Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously injured or killed in a crash. Any child too small for a seat belt should be properly restrained in a child seat. A larger child should be properly restrained with a seat belt, using a booster seat if necessary. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children ages 12 and under be properly restrained in a rear seat. Some states or provinces/territories have laws restricting where children may ride. uuChild SafetyuProtecting Child Passengers • Any child who is too small to wear a seat belt correctly must be restrained in an approved child seat that is properly secured to the vehicle using either the lap belt portion of the lap/shoulder belt or the lower anchors of the LATCH system. • Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash, the belt would likely press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries. • Never let two children use the same seat belt. Both children could be very seriously injured in a crash. • Do not allow children to operate the doors, windows or seat adjustments. • Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended, especially in hot weather when the inside of the vehicle can get hot enough to kill them. They could also activate vehicle controls causing it to move unexpectedly. 3 WARNING Allowing a child to play with a seat belt or wrap one around their neck can result in serious injury or death. Instruct children not to play with any seat belt and make sure any unused seat belt a child can reach is buckled, fully retracted, and locked. Safe Driving • Never hold a child on your lap because it is impossible to protect them in the event of a collision. 1Protecting Child Passengers To deactivate a lockable retractor, release the buckle and allow the seat belt to wind up all the way. To remind you of the passenger's front airbag hazards and child safety, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. 2 Safety Labels P. 67 55 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children Safety of Infants and Small Children ■ Protecting Infants Safe Driving An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat until the infant reaches the seat maker's weight or height limit for the seat, and the infant is at least one year old. ■ Positioning a rear-facing child seat Child seats must be placed and secured in a rear seating position. 1Protecting Infants 3 WARNING Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death during a crash. Always place a rear-facing child seat in the rear seat, not the front. Rear-facing child seats should never be installed in a forward facing position. Always refer to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions before installation. When properly installed, a rear-facing child seat may prevent the driver or a front passenger from moving their seat all the way back, or from locking their seat-back in the desired position. It can also interfere with proper operation of the passenger's advanced front airbag system. 2 Airbags P. 39 If this occurs, we recommend that you install the child seat directly behind the front passenger's seat, move the seat as far forward as needed, and leave it unoccupied. Or, you may wish to get a smaller rear-facing child seat. 56 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children 1Protecting Smaller Children ■ Protecting Smaller Children 3 WARNING Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death if the front airbag inflates. If you must place a forward-facing child seat in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible, and properly restrain the child. Safe Driving If a child is at least one year old and within the weight range indicated by the child seat manufacturer, the child should be properly restrained in a firmly secured forward-facing child seat. ■ Forward-facing child seat placement We strongly recommend placing a forwardfacing child seat in a rear seating position. Educate yourself about the laws and regulations regarding child seat use where you are driving, and follow the child seat manufacturer's instructions. Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can be hazardous, even with advanced front airbags that automatically turn the passenger's front airbag off. A rear seat is the safest place for a child. Continued Many experts recommend use of a rear-facing seat for a child up to two years old if the child’s height and weight are appropriate for a rear-facing seat. 57 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children ■ Selecting a Child Seat Safe Driving Most child seats are LATCH-compatible (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren). Some have a rigid-type connector, while others have a flexible-type connector. Both are equally easy to use. Some existing and previously owned child seats can only be installed using the seat belt. Whichever type you choose, follow the child seat manufacturer's use and care instructions as well as the instructions in this manual. Proper installation is key to maximizing your child's safety. In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCH compatible child seat can be installed using the seat belt and a top tether for added security. This is because all child seats are required to be designed so that they can be secured with a lap belt or the lap part of a lap/shoulder belt. In addition, the child seat manufacturer may advise that a seat belt be used to attach a LATCH-compatible seat once a child reaches a specified weight. Please read the child seat owner’s manual for proper installation instructions. ■ Important consideration when selecting a child seat Make sure the child seat meets the following three requirements: • The child seat is the correct type and size for the child. • The child seat is the correct type for the seating position. • The child seat is compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. 58 1Selecting a Child Seat Installation of a LATCH-compatible child seat is simple. LATCH-compatible child seats have been developed to simplify the installation process and reduce the likelihood of injuries caused by incorrect installation. uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children ■ Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat Safe Driving A LATCH-compatible child seat can be installed in either of the two outer rear seats. A child seat is attached to the lower anchors with either the rigid or flexible type of connectors. 1. Locate the lower anchors under the marks. Marks Lower Anchors Rigid Type 2. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat then attach the child seat to the lower anchors according to the instructions that came with the child seat. u When installing the child seat, make sure that the lower anchors are not obstructed by the seat belt or any other object. Continued 59 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children 1Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat Safe Driving For your child's safety, when using a child seat installed using the LATCH system, make sure that the seat is properly secured to the vehicle. A child seat that is not properly secured will not adequately protect a child in a crash and may cause injury to the child or other vehicle occupants. Flexible Type Tether Strap Hook Anchor 60 3. Open the tether anchor cover behind the head restraint. 4. Raise the head restraint to its highest position, then route the tether strap between the head restraint legs, and secure the tether strap hook onto the anchor. 5. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the child seat maker. 6. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured by rocking it forward and back and side to side; little movement should be felt. 7. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor is activated, and the belt is fully retracted and locked. uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children 1Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt ■ Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt A child seat that is not properly secured will not adequately protect a child in a crash and may cause injury to the child or other vehicle occupants. Safe Driving 1. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat. 2. Route the seat belt through the child seat according to the seat maker's instructions, and insert the latch plate into the buckle. u Insert the latch plate fully until it clicks. 3. Slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops. This activates the lockable retractor. 4. Let the seat belt completely wind up into the retractor, then try to pull it out to make sure the retractor is locked. u If you are able to pull the shoulder belt out, the lockable retractor is not activated. Pull the seat belt all the way out, and repeat steps 3 – 4. 5. Grab the shoulder part of the seat belt near the buckle, and pull up to remove any slack from the lap part of the belt. u When doing this, place your weight on the child seat and push it into the vehicle seat. Continued 61 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children Safe Driving 62 6. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured by rocking it forward and back and side to side; little movement should be felt. 7. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor is activated, and the belt is fully retracted and locked. 1Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt To deactivate a lockable retractor, release the buckle and allow the seat belt to wind up all the way. uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children ■ Adding Security with a Tether Since a tether can provide additional security to the lap/shoulder seat belt installation, we recommend using a tether whenever one is available. Safe Driving A tether anchorage point is provided behind each rear seating position. A child seat that is installed with a seat belt and comes with a tether can use the tether for additional security. Tether Anchorage Points 1Adding Security with a Tether 1. Locate the appropriate tether anchorage point and lift the cover. Anchor Cover Outer Position Tether Strap Hook 2. Raise the head restraint to its highest position, then route the tether strap through the head restraint legs. Make sure the strap is not twisted. Anchor Center Position Tether Strap Hook 3. Secure the tether strap hook onto the anchor. 4. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the child seat manufacturer. Anchor 63 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Larger Children Safety of Larger Children ■ Protecting Larger Children Safe Driving The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who must sit in front. ■ Checking Seat Belt Fit When a child is too big for a child seat, secure the child in a rear seat using the lap/ shoulder seat belt. Have the child sit upright and all the way back, then answer the following questions. ■ Checklist • Do the child's knees bend comfortably over the edge of the seat? • Does the shoulder belt cross between the child's neck and arm? • Is the lap part of the seat belt as low as possible, touching the child's thighs? • Will the child be able to stay seated like this for the whole trip? If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder seat belt correctly. If you answer no to any question, the child needs to ride on a booster seat until the seat belt fits properly without a booster seat. 64 1Safety of Larger Children 3 WARNING Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in front can result in injury or death if the passenger's front airbag inflates. If a larger child must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, have the child sit up properly and wear the seat belt properly, using a booster seat if needed. uuChild SafetyuSafety of Larger Children 1Booster Seats ■ Booster Seats When installing a booster seat, make sure to read the instructions that came with it, and install the seat accordingly. There are high- and low-type booster seats. Choose a booster seat that allows the child to wear the seat belt correctly. Safe Driving If a lap/shoulder seat belt cannot be used properly, position the child in a booster seat in a rear seating position. For the child's safety, check that the child meets the booster seat manufacturer's recommendations. Some U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e.g. 6 years or 60 lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the state or province, or territory where you intend to drive. ■ Protecting Larger Children-Final Checks Your vehicle has a rear seat where children can be properly restrained. If you ever have to carry a group of children, and a child must ride in front: • Make sure you read and fully understand the instructions and safety information in this manual. • Move the front passenger seat as far back as possible. • Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat. • Check that the seat belt is properly positioned so that the child is secure in the seat. ■ Monitoring child passengers We strongly recommend that you keep an eye on child passengers. Even older, more mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten their seat belts and sit up properly. 65 Exhaust Gas Hazard Carbon Monoxide Gas The engine exhaust from this vehicle contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas. As long as you properly maintain your vehicle, carbon monoxide gas will not get into the interior. Safe Driving ■ Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever • The exhaust system is making an unusual noise. • The exhaust system may have been damaged. • The vehicle is raised for an oil change. When you operate a vehicle with the trunk open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into the interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the trunk open, open all the windows and set the climate control system as shown below. 1. Select the fresh air mode. 2. Select the mode. 3. Set the fan speed to high. 4. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting. Adjust the climate control system in the same manner if you sit in your parked vehicle with the engine running. 66 1Carbon Monoxide Gas 3 WARNING Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and even kill you. Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that expose you to carbon monoxide. An enclosed area such as a garage can quickly fill up with carbon monoxide gas. Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. Even when the garage door is open, drive out of the garage immediately after starting the engine. Safety Labels Label Locations These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully. Sun Visor U.S. models Dashboard Safe Driving If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact a dealer for a replacement. Canadian models Doorjambs U.S. models only U.S. models Canadian models Radiator Cap 67 68 Instrument Panel This chapter describes the buttons, indicators, and gauges that are used while driving. Indicators ............................................ 70 Multi-Information Display Warning and Information Messages...................... 81 Gauges and Multi-Information Display Gauges.............................................. 86 Multi-Information Display .................. 87 69 Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking ● Instrument Panel ● U.S. Canada Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator (Red) ● ● ● (Red) 70 Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off if the parking brake has been released. Comes on when the parking brake is applied, and goes off when it is released. Comes on when the brake fluid level is low. Comes on if there is a problem with the brake system. The beeper sounds and the indicator comes on if you drive with the parking brake not fully released. Explanation ● Comes on while driving - Make sure the parking brake is released. Check the brake fluid level. 2 What to do when the indicator comes on while driving P. 339 ● Comes on along with the ABS indicator - Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. 2 If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On P. 339 Message uuIndicatorsu Indicator Name On/Blinking ● U.S. ● Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. Normal braking is not affected. Brake System Indicator (Amber) Message U.S. Canada Instrument Panel Canada ● Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Comes on if there is a problem with the cooperative control with regenerative braking. Explanation (Amber) ● Malfunction Indicator Lamp ● ● Comes on when you set the power mode to ON, and goes off either when the engine starts or after several seconds if the engine is not started. If “readiness codes” have not been set, it blinks five times before it goes off. Comes on if there is a problem with the emissions control system. Blinks when a misfire in the engine's cylinders is detected. ● Readiness codes are part of the on board diagnostics for the emissions control systems. ● Comes on while driving - Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. Blinks while driving - Stop in a safe place where there are no flammable objects. Stop the engine for 10 minutes or more, and wait for it to cool down. Then, take the vehicle to a dealer. 2 Testing of Readiness Codes P. 351 ● 2 If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks P. 338 Continued 71 uuIndicatorsu Indicator Name On/Blinking ● Instrument Panel 12 Volt Battery Charging System Indicator ● ● Shift Lever Position Indicator Comes on when you set the power mode to ON, and goes off when the engine starts. Comes on when the 12 volt battery is not charging. 72 ● ● Blinks if the transmission system has a problem. ● Comes on when the 7-speed manual shift mode is applied. Message Comes on while driving - Turn off the climate control system and rear defogger in order to reduce electricity consumption. 2 If the Charging System Indicator Comes On P. 337 Indicates the current shift lever position. Transmission Indicator M (7-speed manual shift mode) Indicator/ Shift Indicator Explanation 2 Shifting P. 231 ● — Blinks while driving - Avoid sudden starts and acceleration and have the vehicle checked by a dealer immediately. 2 7-Speed Manual Shift Mode P. 233 — uuIndicatorsu Indicator Name On/Blinking ● ● ● ● Low Fuel Indicator ● ● Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator ● Comes on and the beeper sounds if you are not wearing a seat belt when you set the power mode to ON. If the front passenger is not wearing a seat belt, the indicator comes on a few seconds later. Blinks while driving if either you or the front passenger has not fastened a seat belt. The beeper sounds and the indicator blinks at regular intervals. ● Comes on when the fuel reserve is running low (approximately 1.9 U.S. gal./7.5 Liter left). Blinks if there is a problem with the fuel gauge. ● Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem with the ABS. ● ● Message The beeper stops and the indicator goes off when you and the front passenger fasten their seat belts. Stays on after you or the front passenger has fastened the seat belt A detection error may have occurred in the sensor. Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. Instrument Panel Seat Belt Reminder Indicator Explanation 2 Seat Belt Reminder P. 33 ● Comes on - Refuel your vehicle as soon as possible. Blinks - Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function. 2 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) P. 250 Continued 73 uuIndicatorsu Indicator Name On/Blinking ● Instrument Panel Supplemental Restraint System Indicator ● ● ● Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) System Indicator ● ● Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) OFF Indicator 74 ● Explanation Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Comes on if a problem with any of the following is detected: - Supplemental restraint system - Side airbag system - Side curtain airbag system - Seat belt tensioner ● Stays on constantly or does not come on at all - Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Blinks when VSA® is active. Comes on if there is a problem with the VSA® system, hill start assist system, creep aid system, or brake assist system. ● Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Comes on when you deactivate VSA®. Message 2 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System P. 243 2 VSA® On and Off P. 244 — uuIndicatorsu Indicator Name On/Blinking ● Low Oil Pressure Indicator ● Door and Trunk Open Indicator ● ● ● Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator Auto Idle Stop Indicator ● ● Comes on when you set the power mode to ON, and goes off when the engine starts. Comes on when the engine oil pressure is low. ● Comes on for a few seconds if you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Comes on if any door or the trunk is not completely closed. The beeper sounds and the indicator comes on if any door is opened while driving. ● Goes off when all doors and the trunk are closed. Comes on when you set the power mode to ON, and goes off when the engine starts. Comes on if there is a problem with the EPS system. ● Stays on constantly or does not come on at all - Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. Blinks when Auto Idle Stop is in operation. The engine automatically shuts off. Message Comes on while driving - Immediately stop in a safe place. 2 If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On P. 337 Instrument Panel ● Explanation 2 If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator Comes On P. 339 2 Auto Idle Stop P. 236 — Continued 75 uuIndicatorsu Indicator Name On/Blinking ● ● Instrument Panel U.S. models only Low Tire Pressure/ TPMS Indicator ● ● ● System Message Indicator Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON. Comes on if the tire pressure of any of the tires becomes significantly low. Blinks for about one minute, and then stays on if there is a problem with the TPMS or when a compact spare tire is temporarily installed. Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Comes on along with a beep when a problem is detected. A system message on the multi-information display appears at the same time. Explanation ● ● Comes on while driving - Stop in a safe place, check tire pressures, and inflate the tire(s) if necessary. Blinks and remains on - Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. 2 If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or Blinks P. 340 ● ● ● 76 Message While the indicator is on, press the (information) button to see the message again. Refer to the Indicators information in this chapter when a system message appears on the multi-information display. Take the appropriate action for the message. The multi-information display does not return to the normal screen unless the warning is canceled, or the button is pressed. — uuIndicatorsu Indicator Name On/Blinking ● IMA System Indicator ● High-Beam Indicator ● ● ● Lights On Indicator Fog Light Indicator ● Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Comes on if there is a problem with the hybrid system. ● Blink when you operate the turn signal lever. Blink along with all turn signals if you press the hazard warning button. ● Comes on when the fog lights are on. Remains on or does not come on at all Avoid high speed driving and have the vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible. 2 If the IMA Indicator Comes On P. 340 Does not blink or blinks rapidly - A turn signal light bulb has blown. Change the bulb immediately. — 2 Replacing Light Bulbs P. 286, 288 Comes on when the high beam headlights are on. Comes on whenever the light switch is on, or in AUTO when the exterior lights are on. Message ● — — If you set the power mode to ACCESSORY or VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) while the exterior lights are on, a chime sounds when the driver's door is opened. — — — Continued Instrument Panel ● Turn Signal Indicators Explanation 77 uuIndicatorsu Indicator Name On/Blinking ● U.S. ● Instrument Panel Canada Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Comes on when the passenger side airbag system is automatically shut off. Explanation ● ● ● Side Airbag Off Indicator ● Comes on briefly when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Comes on if the immobilizer system cannot recognize the key information. ● ● ● 78 U.S. Canada ● Immobilizer System Indicator It does not mean there is a problem with your side airbags. Comes on when nobody is sitting in the passenger seat - Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. Comes on when someone is sitting in the seat - Have the passenger sit properly. Message Blinks - You cannot start the engine. Set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK), then select the ON mode again. Repeatedly blinks - The system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. Electrical problems can occur. — uuIndicatorsu Indicator Name On/Blinking ● Security System Alarm Indicator Explanation Blinks when the Security System Alarm has been set. 2 Security System Alarm P. 118 Message — Indicator ● Keyless Access System Indicator ● Low Temperature Indicator Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Comes on as soon as a problem is detected in the keyless access system or keyless starting system. ● Have your vehicle checked by a dealer. Comes on when the engine coolant temperature is low. ● If the indicator stays on after the engine has reached normal operating temperature, there may be a problem with the temperature sensors. Have the vehicle inspected by a dealer. Instrument Panel ● — Continued 79 uuIndicatorsu Indicator Name On/Blinking ● ECON Mode Indicator Instrument Panel 80 ● CRUISE MAIN Indicator ● CRUISE CONTROL Indicator ● Comes on for a few seconds when you set the power mode to ON, then goes off. Comes on when the ECON mode is on. Explanation Message 2 ECON Button P. 239 Comes on when you press the CRUISE button. 2 Cruise Control P. 240 — Comes on if you have set a speed for cruise control. 2 Cruise Control P. 240 — uuIndicatorsuMulti-Information Display Warning and Information Messages Multi-Information Display Warning and Information Messages The following messages appear only on the multi-information display. Press the with the system message indicator on. Message (information) button to see the message again Condition ● Explanation Appears when the fuel fill cap is loose or is not installed. Instrument Panel 2 Check/Tighten Fuel Cap Message P. 338 Canadian models ● Appears when the washer fluid is low. ● Refill washer fluid. 2 Refilling Window Washer Fluid P. 281 ● ● Appears when the scheduled maintenance is due soon. Consequently, SERVICE DUE NOW and SERVICE PAST DUE follow. 2 Maintenance MinderTM P. 263 Continued 81 uuIndicatorsuMulti-Information Display Warning and Information Messages Message Condition Instrument Panel ● Appears when the IMA battery is significantly low. ● Appears when the engine coolant temperature gets abnormally high. Explanation ● Drive continuously or, if necessary, allow the vehicle to idle in an open area until the message disappears. 2 Overheating P. 335 ● Appears when the engine coolant temperature gets high. ● Drive slowly to prevent overheating. ● Appears when there is a problem with the sensor on the battery. Appears when the 12 volt battery is not charging. ● Have your vehicle checked by a dealer. ● Appears along with the 12 volt battery charging system indicator - Turn off the climate control system and rear defogger to reduce electricity consumption. ● 2 Checking the 12 Volt Battery P. 303 2 If the Charging System Indicator Comes On P. 337 82 uuIndicatorsuMulti-Information Display Warning and Information Messages Message U.S. Condition Explanation Appears when the starter system has a problem. ● As a temporary measure, press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP button for 15 seconds while pressing the brake pedal and manually start the engine. Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. ● Appears after the driver’s door is opened when the power mode is in ACCESSORY. ● Press the ENGINE START/STOP button twice with your foot off the brake pedal to change the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK). ● Appears when the power mode is in ACCESSORY. Instrument Panel ● Canada — Continued 83 uuIndicatorsuMulti-Information Display Warning and Information Messages Message Condition ● Instrument Panel ● ● Explanation Appears when you close the door with the power mode in ON without the keyless access remote inside the vehicle. ● Appears when the keyless access remote battery becomes weak. ● Disappears when you bring the keyless remote back inside the vehicle and close the door. 2 Keyless Access Remote Reminder P. 125 Replace the battery as soon as possible. 2 Replacing the Button Battery P. 304 Appears three seconds after the TO START ENGINE message appears. 2 Starting the Engine P. 226 ● Appears after you unlock and open the driver’s door. 2 Starting the Engine P. 226 84 uuIndicatorsuMulti-Information Display Warning and Information Messages Message Condition Explanation Appears when the steering wheel is locked. ● Move the steering wheel left and right after pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button. ● Appears if you push the ENGINE START/STOP button to turn the engine off without the shift lever in (P . ● Push the ENGINE START/STOP button twice after moving the shift lever to (P . ● Appears if the keyless access remote battery is too weak to start the engine or the key is not within operating range to start the engine. A beeper sounds six times. Instrument Panel ● 2 If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak P. 330 85 Gauges and Multi-Information Display Gauges Gauges include the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, and related indicators. They are displayed when the power mode is in ON. ■ Speedometer Displays your driving speed in mph or km/h. Instrument Panel ■ Tachometer Shows the number of engine revolutions per minute. ■ Fuel Gauge Displays the amount of fuel left in the fuel tank. ■ Charge/Assist Gauge ■ IMA Motor Assist (ASST) The degree to which the IMA motor is assisting the engine is displayed by the needle on the ASST side. ■ Battery Charge in Progress (CHRG) The degree to which the IMA battery is being charged is displayed by the needle on the CHRG side. The remaining battery charge level is displayed on the multi-information display. 2 IMA Battery Charge Level Indicator/Power Flow Monitor P. 93 86 1Fuel Gauge NOTICE You should refuel when the needle approaches E . Running out of fuel can cause the engine to misfire, damaging the catalytic converter. The actual amount of remaining fuel may differ from the fuel gauge reading. uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display Multi-Information Display The multi-information display shows the odometer, trip meter, outside temperature indicator, and other gauges. It also displays important messages such as warnings and other helpful information. ■ Switching the Display (information) button or the SEL/RESET button to change the Continued Instrument Panel Press the display. 87 uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display Instrument Panel Fuel Economy Indicator Average Fuel Economy/ Instant Fuel Economy Range Button SEL/RESET Button Elapsed Time A OFF Customize Settings 88 Average Fuel Economy Records Engine Oil Life Power Flow Monitor Average Speed A uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display SEL/RESET Button Odometer Instrument Panel SEL/RESET Button SEL/RESET Button Trip A Trip B Outside temperature ■ Odometer Shows the total number of miles or kilometers that your vehicle has accumulated. ■ Trip Meter 1Trip Meter Shows the total number of miles or kilometers driven since the last reset. Meters A and B can be used to measure two separate trips. Switch between trip meter A and trip meter B by pressing the SEL/RESET button. ■ Resetting a trip meter To reset a trip meter, display it, then press and hold the SEL/RESET button. The trip meter is reset to 0.0. Continued 89 uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display ■ Outside Temperature 1Outside Temperature Shows the outside temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S.) or Celsius (Canada). ■ Adjusting the outside temperature display Instrument Panel Adjust the temperature reading up to ±5°F or ±3°C if the temperature reading seems incorrect. ■ Fuel Economy Indicator The fuel economy indicator changes its size while driving. The indicator shrinks with aggressive acceleration and deceleration, and grows back bigger again as fuel economy gets better, and the halo appears around it when driving in the most fuel efficient style. Keep the indicator size as big as possible. Sphere Size: 90 Maximum Middle Minimum Fuel Economy: Best Better Worse Acceleration/ Deceleration: Slow Moderate Aggressive The temperature sensor is in the front bumper. Road heat and exhaust from another vehicle can affect the temperature reading when your vehicle speed is less than 19 mph (30 km/h). It may take several minutes for the display to be updated after the temperature reading has stabilized. Use the multi-information display's customized features to correct the temperature. 2 Customized Features P. 95 uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display ■ Average Fuel Economy Records Latest Average Fuel Economy Shows the average fuel economy for the last three driving cycles (1-3), and the current driving cycle (0) in mpg or l/100 km. Instrument Panel Each time you set the power mode to ON, the display is updated, and the oldest record is deleted. Past Average Fuel Economy ■ Average Fuel Economy 1Average Fuel Economy Shows the estimated average fuel economy of each trip meter in mpg (U.S.) or l/100 km (Canada). The display is updated at set intervals. When a trip meter is reset, the average fuel economy is also reset. You can change when to reset the average fuel economy is reset. 2 Customized Features P. 95 ■ Instant Fuel Economy Shows the instant fuel economy as a bar graph in mpg or l/100 km. ■ Range Shows the estimated distance you can travel on the remaining fuel. This distance is estimated from the fuel economy of your previous trips. 1Elapsed Time ■ Elapsed Time You can change when to reset the elapsed time. Shows the time elapsed since Trip A or Trip B was reset. Continued 91 uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display ■ Average Speed Shows the average speed in mph or km/h since Trip A or Trip B was reset. Instrument Panel 92 1Average Speed You can change when to reset the average speed. uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display ■ IMA Battery Charge Level Indicator/Power Flow Monitor Displays engine and IMA motor power flow and whether the system is assisting the engine or charging the battery. Power Flow Engine Operation Icon The IMA battery charge level may decrease rapidly under the following conditions: • When the 12 volt battery has been replaced. • When the IMA battery has been disconnected. • When the IMA battery control system corrects its reading. The charge level reading will be corrected automatically while driving. Not operating IMA battery icon shows charge level. Power is supplied by the engine and the IMA motor is assisting the engine. Power is supplied by only the IMA motor. The IMA motor is charging the IMA battery. Power is only supplied by the engine and the IMA motor is charging the IMA battery. Power is only supplied by the engine. If the IMA battery becomes too hot or too cold, the battery stops outputting to protect itself from damages. This disables the hybrid system assist and Auto Idle Stop, even though the battery is wellcharged. Instrument Panel Operating 1IMA Battery Charge Level Indicator/Power Flow Monitor It takes a short time to normalize the IMA battery’s output power depending on the weather. Continued 93 uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display ■ Engine Oil Life Shows the remaining oil life and Maintenance MinderTM. 2 Maintenance MinderTM P. 263 Instrument Panel 94 uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display 1Customized Features ■ Customized Features To customize other features, press the button. 2 List of customizable options P. 97 Use the multi-information display to customize certain features. ■ How to customize button to select CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS while the power mode Multi-Information Display: Goes to customize settings. When you customize settings: Shift to (P Instrument Panel Press the is in ON. Button: Changes the customize menus and items SEL/RESET Button: Enters the selected item Continued 95 uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display ■ Customization flow Press the RESET button. button to select CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS and press the SEL/ CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS SEL/RESET Instrument Panel METER SETUP SEL/RESET LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY “TRIP A” RESET TIMING “TRIP B” RESET TIMING KEYLESS START GUIDANCE SCREENS KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP SEL/RESET DOOR UNLOCK MODE KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP LIGHTING SETUP SEL/RESET INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY 96 DOOR SETUP SEL/RESET AUTO DOOR LOCK AUTO DOOR UNLOCK DOOR LOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER MAINTENANCE INFO. SEL/RESET RESET/CANCEL DEFAULT ALL SEL/RESET CANCEL/SET uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display ■ List of customizable options Customizable Features Setup Group LANGUAGE SELECTION Description Changes the displayed language. Selectable settings ENGLISH*1/FRENCH/ SPANISH METER SETUP KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP Adjusts the temperature reading by a few degrees. -3°C ~ ±0°C*1 ~ +3°C (Canada) “TRIP A” RESET TIMING Changes the setting of how to reset trip meter A, average fuel economy A, average speed A, and elapsed time A. WITH REFUEL/IGN OFF/ MANUALLY RESET*1 “TRIP B” RESET TIMING Changes the setting of how to reset trip meter B, average fuel economy B, average speed B, and elapsed time B. WITH REFUEL/IGN OFF/ MANUALLY RESET*1 KEYLESS START GUIDANCE SCREENS Changes the display of the keyless start guidance screens. ON*1/OFF DOOR UNLOCK MODE Changes which doors unlock when you grab the driver’s door handle. DRIVER DOOR ONLY*1/ALL DOORS KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH Causes some exterior lights to blink when you unlock/lock the doors. ON*1/OFF KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP Causes the beeper to sound when you unlock/lock the doors. ON*1/OFF Instrument Panel -5°F ~ ±0°F*1 ~ +5°F (U.S.) ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY *1: Default Setting Continued 97 uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display Setup Group Instrument Panel LIGHTING SETUP DOOR SETUP Customizable Features Selectable settings INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME Changes the length of time the interior lights stay on after you close the doors. 60sec/30sec*1/15sec HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER Changes the length of time the exterior lights stay on after you close the driver’s door. 60sec/30sec/15sec*1/0sec AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY Changes the timing for the headlights to come on. MAX/HIGH/MID*1/LOW/MIN AUTO DOOR LOCK Changes the setting for when the doors automatically lock. WITH VEH SPD*1/SHIFT FROM (P / OFF AUTO DOOR UNLOCK Changes the setting for when the doors automatically unlock. DRIVER DOOR with SHIFT to (P *1/ ALL DOORS with SHIFT to (P / DRIVER DOOR with IGN OFF/ALL DOORS with IGN OFF/OFF DOOR LOCK MODE Sets up either the driver’s door or all doors to unlock on the first operation of the remote or Built-in key. DRIVER DOOR*1/ALL DOORS KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT LOCK/UNLOCK - The exterior lights flash LOCK (2nd push) - The beeper sounds ON*1/OFF SECURITY RELOCK TIMER Changes the time it takes for the doors to relock and the security system to set after you unlock the vehicle without opening any door. 90sec/60sec/30sec*1 *1:Default Setting 98 Description uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display Setup Group Customizable Features Description Selectable settings MAINTENANCE INFO. Resets the Maintenance MinderTM. RESET/CANCEL DEFAULT ALL Sets/Cancels all the customized settings as default. CANCEL/SET Instrument Panel Continued 99 uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display ■ Example of customization settings The steps for changing the “TRIP A” RESET TIMING setting to ON are shown below. The default setting for “TRIP A” RESET TIMING is MANUALLY RESET. 1. Press and release the button until CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS appears on the display. Instrument Panel 2. Press the SEL/RESET button to go into the METER SETUP group. 3. Press the SEL/RESET button again. u LANGUAGE SELECTION appears first on the display. 4. Press the button until “TRIP A” RESET TIMING appears on the display, then press the SEL/RESET button. u The display switches to the SETUP screen, where you can select WITH REFUEL, IGN OFF, MANUALLY RESET, or EXIT. 100 uuGauges and Multi-Information DisplayuMulti-Information Display 5. Press the button and select MANUALLY RESET, then press the SEL/ RESET button. u The MANUALLY RESET setup screen appears, then the display returns to the customize item screen. Instrument Panel 6. Press the button until EXIT appears on the display, then press the SEL/RESET button. 7. Repeat Step 6 until you return to the normal screen. 101 102 Controls This chapter explains how to operate the various controls necessary for driving. Setting the Clock .............................. 104 Locking and Unlocking the Doors Key Types and Functions .................. 105 Low Keyless Access Remote Signal Strength......................................... 106 Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside .......................................... 107 Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside ............................................. 111 Childproof Door Locks ..................... 112 Auto Door Locking/Unlocking .......... 113 Opening and Closing the Trunk....... 114 Security System Immobilizer System .......................... 118 Security System Alarm...................... 118 Opening and Closing the Windows .... 120 Opening and Closing the Moonroof ... 123 Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel ENGINE START/STOP Button............. 124 Turn Signals ..................................... 126 Light Switches.................................. 126 Fog Lights ........................................ 129 Daytime Running Lights ................... 129 Wipers and Washers ........................ 130 Brightness Control ........................... 131 Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button...132 Adjusting the Steering Wheel........... 132 Adjusting the Mirrors Interior Rearview Mirror ................... 133 Power Door Mirrors ......................... 134 Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions............. 135 Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Lights .................................. 141 Interior Convenience Items .............. 142 Climate Control System Using Automatic Climate Control .... 146 Synchronized Mode..............................148 Automatic Climate Control Sensors ......149 103 Setting the Clock Clock 1Clock Models without navigation system Controls 104 You can adjust the time in the clock display, with the power mode in ON. 1. Press the SETUP button. SETUP Button 2. Rotate to select Adjust Clock on the screen. 3. Press . Adjust Clock appears. 4. Rotate to select the item you want to adjust (12/24 hour mode, hour, minute). Then press . 5. Rotate to make the adjustment. 6. Press to enter your selection. The display returns to Adjust Clock. Repeat steps 4 to 6 to adjust other items. 7. To enter the selection, rotate and select Set, then press . These indications are used to show how to operate the selector knob. Rotate to select. Press to enter. Models with navigation system The clock is automatically updated through the navigation system, so the time does not need to be adjusted. Locking and Unlocking the Doors Key Types and Functions 1Key Types and Functions This vehicle comes with the following keys: All the keys have an immobilizer system. The immobilizer system helps to protect against vehicle theft. 2 Immobilizer System P. 118 ■ Keys ■ Keyless access remote Use the keyless access remote to start and stop the engine, to lock and unlock the doors and to open the trunk. Built-in Key Release Button The built-in key can be used to lock/unlock the doors when the keyless access remote battery becomes weak and the power door lock/ unlock operation is disabled. Controls There is a PANIC button in the remote transmitter. The keys contain precision electronics. Adhere to the following advice to prevent damage to the electronics: • Do not leave the keys in direct sunlight, or in locations with high temperature or high humidity. • Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them. • Keep the keys away from liquids. • Do not take the keys apart except for replacing the battery. If the circuits in the keys are damaged, the engine may not start, and the keyless access system may not work. If the keys do not work properly, have them inspected by a dealer. To remove the built-in key, pull it out while pressing the release button. To reinstall the built-in key, push the built-in key into the keyless access remote until it clicks. Continued 105 uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLow Keyless Access Remote Signal Strength ■ Key Number Tag 1Key Number Tag Contains a number that you will need if you purchase a replacement key. Keep the key number tag separate from the key in a safe place outside of your vehicle. If you wish to purchase an additional key, contact a dealer. If you lose your key and you cannot start the engine, contact a dealer. Controls Low Keyless Access Remote Signal Strength The vehicle transmits radio waves to locate the keyless access remote when locking/ unlocking the doors, opening the trunk, or to start the engine. In the following cases, locking/unlocking the doors, opening the trunk, or starting the engine may be inhibited or operation may be unstable: • Strong radio waves are being transmitted by nearby equipment. • You are carrying the keyless access remote together with telecommunications equipment, laptop computers, cell phones, or wireless devices. • A metallic object is touching or covering the keyless access remote. 106 1Low Keyless Access Remote Signal Strength Communication between the keyless access remote and the vehicle consumes the keyless access remote’s battery. Battery life is about two years, but this varies depending on regularity of use. The battery is depleted whenever the keyless access remote is receiving strong radio waves. Avoid placing it near electrical appliances such as televisions and personal computers. uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside 1Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside ■ Using the Remote Transmitter ■ Locking the doors LED Unlock Button Lock Button ■ Unlocking the doors Press the UNLOCK button. Once: u Some exterior lights flash twice, and the driver's door unlocks. Twice: u The remaining doors unlock. 1Using the Remote Transmitter If you do not open a door within 30 seconds of unlocking the vehicle with the remote transmitter, the doors will automatically relock. You can change the relock timer setting. 2 Customized Features P. 95 Controls Press the LOCK button. Once: u Some exterior lights flash, all the doors lock, and the security system sets. Twice (within five seconds after the first push): u The beeper sounds and verifies the security system is set. You can lock or unlock doors using the remote transmitter or keyless access system only when the power mode is in VEHICLE OFF. If the interior light switch is in the door activated position, the interior lights come on when you press the UNLOCK button. No doors opened: The lights fade out after 30 seconds. Doors relocked with the remote: The lights go off immediately. 2 Interior Lights P. 141 The remote transmitter uses low-power signals, so the operating range may vary depending on the surroundings. The remote will not lock the vehicle when a door is open. Continued 107 uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside ■ Using the Keyless Access System Controls When you carry the keyless access remote, you can lock/unlock the doors and open the trunk. You can lock/unlock the doors within a radius of about 32 inches (80 cm) of the outside door handle. You can open the trunk within about 32 inches (80 cm) radius from the trunk release button. If the distance at which it works varies, the battery is probably low. If the LED does not come on when you press a button, the battery is dead. 2 Replacing the Button Battery P. 304 You can customize the door lock mode and keyless lock acknowledgement setting. 2 Customized Features P. 95 • Do not leave the keyless access remote in the vehicle when you get out. Carry it with you. ■ Locking the vehicle Door Lock Button 108 1Using the Keyless Access System • Even if you are not carrying the keyless access Press the door lock button on the front door. u Some exterior lights flash; the beeper sounds; all the doors lock; and the security system sets. remote, you can lock/unlock the doors while someone else with the remote is within range. • The door may be unlocked if the door handle is covered with water in heavy rain or in a car wash if the keyless access remote is within range. • If you grip a front door handle wearing gloves, the door sensor may be slow to respond or may not respond by unlocking the doors. • The door may not open if you pull it immediately after gripping the door handle. Grip the handle again and confirm that the door is unlocked before pulling the handle. uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside ■ Unlocking the vehicle 1Using the Keyless Access System Grab the driver’s door handle: u The driver’s door unlocks. u Some exterior lights flash twice and the beeper sounds twice. Grab the front passenger’s door handle: u All the doors unlock. u Some exterior lights flash twice and the beeper sounds twice. Press the trunk release button: u The trunk unlocks and opens. u The beeper will sound. 2 Using the Trunk Release Button P. 115 Continued not be able to lock/unlock the doors with the keyless access remote if it is above or below the outside handle. • The keyless access remote may not operate if it is too close to the door and door glass. If you do not open a door within 30 seconds of unlocking the vehicle, the doors will automatically relock. The light flash, beep and unlock settings can be customized using the multi-information display. 2 Customized Features P. 95 Controls Trunk Release Button • Even within the 32 inches (80 cm) radius, you may 109 uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside ■ Locking/Unlocking the Doors Using a Key Fully insert the key and turn it. Lock When you lock the driver's door with a key, all the other doors lock at the same time. When unlocking, the driver's door unlocks first. Turn the key a second time within a few seconds to unlock the remaining doors. You can customize the door unlock mode setting. 2 Customized Features P. 95 Unlock Controls ■ Locking a Door Without Using a Key ■ Locking the front doors Push the lock tab forward a or push the master door lock switch in the lock direction b, and close the door. ■ Locking the rear doors Push the lock tab forward and close the door. ■ Lockout prevention system The doors cannot be locked when the keyless access remote is inside the vehicle, and any door is open. 110 1Locking/Unlocking the Doors Using a Key 1Locking a Door Without Using a Key When you lock the driver's door, all the other doors lock at the same time. Make sure you have the key in your hand before locking the door to prevent it from being locked in the vehicle. uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside 1Using the Lock Tab ■ Using the Lock Tab Lock Tab To Lock When you lock the door using the lock tab on the driver's door, all the other doors lock at the same time. When you unlock the door using the lock tab on the driver's door, only the driver's door will unlock. ■ Locking a door Push the lock tab forward. ■ Unlocking a door Pull the lock tab rearward. To Unlock Pull the front door inner handle. u The door unlocks and opens in one motion. Controls 1Unlocking Using the Inner Handle of Front Doors ■ Unlocking Using the Inner Handle of Front Doors The inner front door handles are designed to allow front seat occupants to open the door in one motion. However this feature requires that front seat occupants never pull a front door inner handle while the vehicle is in motion. Children should always ride in a rear seat where childproof door locks are provided. 2 Childproof Door Locks P. 112 Inner Handle Continued 111 uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuChildproof Door Locks ■ Using the Master Door Lock Switch Press the master door lock switch in as shown to lock or unlock all doors. To Lock 1Using the Master Door Lock Switch When you lock/unlock either front door using the master door lock switch, all the other doors lock/ unlock at the same time. To Unlock Controls Master Door Lock Switch Childproof Door Locks 1Childproof Door Locks The childproof door locks prevent the rear doors from being opened from the inside regardless of the position of the lock tab. ■ Setting the Childproof Door Locks Slide the lever in the rear door to the lock position, and close the door. ■ When opening the door Unlock Lock 112 Open the door using the outside door handle. To open the door from the inside when the childproof door lock is on, put the lock tab in the unlock position, lower the rear window, put your hand out of the window, and pull the outside door handle. uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuAuto Door Locking/Unlocking Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Your vehicle locks all doors and unlocks the driver’s door automatically when a certain condition is met. ■ Auto Door Locking ■ Drive lock mode 1Auto Door Locking/Unlocking You can turn off or change to another auto door locking/unlocking setting using the multi-information display. 2 Customized Features P. 95 All doors lock when the vehicle’s speed reaches about 10 mph (15 km/h). ■ Auto Door Unlocking The driver’s door unlocks when the shift lever is moved into (P with the brake pedal depressed. Controls ■ Park unlock mode 113 Opening and Closing the Trunk Precautions for Opening/Closing the Trunk ■ Opening the trunk Open the trunk all the way. u If it is not fully opened, the trunk lid may begin to close under its own weight. ■ Closing the trunk Keep the trunk lid closed while driving to: u Avoid possible damage. u Prevent exhaust gas from leaking into the vehicle. 2 Exhaust Gas Hazard P. 66 Controls Using the Trunk Opener Pulling the trunk release to the lower left of the driver's seat unlocks and opens the trunk. Trunk Release 114 uuOpening and Closing the TrunkuUsing the Trunk Release Button ■ Locking the trunk opener You can lock the trunk release with the builtin key. Trunk Release Button Push up the release button on the trunk lid after the doors are unlocked. Even if the trunk is locked, you can open the trunk if you carry the keyless access remote. u The beeper will sound. 1Using the Trunk Release Button • Do not leave the keyless access remote in the Controls Using the Trunk Release Button vehicle when you get out. Carry it with you. • A person who is not carrying the keyless access remote can unlock the trunk if a person who is carrying it is within range. • Do not leave the keyless access remote inside the trunk and close the lid. The beeper sounds and the trunk cannot be closed. 115 uuOpening and Closing the TrunkuUsing the Remote Transmitter Using the Remote Transmitter Press the trunk release button for approximately one second to unlock and open the trunk. Trunk Button Controls Trunk Main Switch ON OFF Main Switch 116 1Trunk Main Switch The trunk main switch disables the trunk release button on the remote transmitter and the trunk release button on the trunk lid to protect luggage in the trunk. 1. Turn off the trunk main switch in the glove box. 2. Lock the glove box. 3. Lock the trunk release. 2 Using the Trunk Opener P. 114 If you need to give the key to someone else, remove the built-in key from the keyless access remote by pressing the release button, and give the remote as a valet key. uuOpening and Closing the TrunkuEmergency Trunk Opener Emergency Trunk Opener Lever The trunk release lever allows you to open the trunk from inside for your safety. 1Emergency Trunk Opener Parents should decide if their children should be shown how to use this feature. Slide the release lever in the direction of the arrow. Controls 117 Security System Immobilizer System The immobilizer system prevents a key that has not been pre-registered from starting the engine. Each key contains electronic transmitters that use electronic signals to verify the key. Controls Pay attention to the following when pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button: • Do not allow objects that emit strong radio waves near the ENGINE START/ STOP button. • Make sure the key is not covered by or touching a metal object. • Do not bring a key from another vehicle's immobilizer system with the keyless access remote. Security System Alarm The security system alarm activates when the trunk, hood, or doors are opened without the key, remote transmitter, or keyless access system. ■ When the security system alarm activates The horn sounds intermittently and all of the exterior lights flash. ■ To deactivate the security system alarm Unlock the vehicle using the key, remote transmitter or keyless access remote. The system, along with the horn and flashing lights, is deactivated. 118 1Immobilizer System NOTICE Leaving the keyless access remote in the vehicle can result in theft or accidental movement of the vehicle. Always take the ignition key with you whenever you leave the vehicle unattended. Do not alter the system or add other devices to it. Doing so may damage the system and make your vehicle inoperable. 1Security System Alarm The security alarm continues for a maximum of two minutes until the security system deactivates. uuSecurity SystemuSecurity System Alarm ■ Setting the security system alarm The security system alarm automatically sets when the following conditions have been met: • The power mode is set to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK). • The hood and trunk are closed. • All doors are locked from outside with the key, remote transmitter or keyless access system. ■ When the security system alarm sets ■ To cancel the security system alarm The security system is canceled when the vehicle is unlocked using the key or remote transmitter, or you grab either front door handle while carrying the keyless access remote. The security system indicator goes off at the same time. Do not set the security system alarm when someone is in the vehicle or a window is open. The system can accidentally activate when: • Unlocking the door with the lock tab. • Opening the trunk with the trunk release or the emergency trunk opener. If the battery goes dead after you have set the security system alarm, the security alarm may go off once the battery is recharged or replaced. If this occurs, deactivate the security system alarm by unlocking a door using the key, remote transmitter, or keyless access system. Controls The security system indicator in the instrument panel blinks. When the blinking interval changes after about 15 seconds, the security system is set. 1Security System Alarm Do not attempt to alter this system or add another device to it. ■ Panic Mode PANIC Button ■ The panic button on the remote transmitter If you press the panic button for approximately one second, the following will occur for about 30 seconds: • The horn sounds. • Some exterior lights flash. ■ Canceling panic mode Press any button on the remote transmitter, or set the power mode to ON. 119 Opening and Closing the Windows Opening/Closing the Power Windows The power windows can be opened and closed when the power mode is in ON, using the switches on the doors. The driver's side switches can be used to open and close all of the windows. The power window lock button on the driver's side must be switched off (not pushed in, indicator off) to open and close the windows from anywhere other than the driver's seat. Controls When the power window lock button is pushed in, the indicator comes on and you can only operate the driver's window. Turn the power window lock button on when children are in the vehicle. ■ Opening/Closing Windows with Auto-Open/Close Function ON OFF Power Window Lock Button Driver’s Window Switch Front Passenger’s Window Switch Indicator ■ Automatic operation To open: Push the switch down firmly. To close: Pull the switch up firmly. The window opens or closes completely. To stop the window at any time, push or pull the switch briefly. ■ Manual operation To open: Push the switch down lightly, and hold it until the desired position is reached. To close: Pull the switch up lightly, and hold it until the desired position is reached. 120 1Opening/Closing the Power Windows 3 WARNING Closing a power window on someone's hands or fingers can cause serious injury. Make sure your passengers are away from the windows before closing them. The power windows can be operated for up to 10 minutes after you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK). Opening either front door cancels this function. Auto Reverse If a power window senses resistance when closing automatically, it will stop closing and reverse direction. The driver’s window auto reverse function is disabled when you continuously pull up the switch. The auto reverse function stops sensing when the window is almost closed to ensure that it fully closes. uuOpening and Closing the WindowsuOpening/Closing the Power Windows ■ Opening/Closing Windows without Auto-Open/Close Function Close To open: Push the switch down. To close: Pull the switch up. Release the switch when the window reaches the desired position. Open Controls ■ Opening Windows and Moonroof with the Remote To open: Press the UNLOCK button twice within 10 seconds and hold it down for the second time. If the windows stop midway, repeat the procedure. Unlock Button Continued 121 uuOpening and Closing the WindowsuOpening/Closing the Power Windows ■ Opening/Closing the Windows/Moonroof with the Key Close Open Controls 122 To open: Unlock the driver’s door with the key. Within 10 seconds of returning the key to the central position, turn the key in the unlock direction and hold it there. To close: Lock the driver’s door with the key. Within 10 seconds of returning the key to the central position, turn the key in the lock direction and hold it there. Release the key to stop the windows/ moonroof at the desired position. If you want further adjustment, repeat the same operation. Opening and Closing the Moonroof ■ Opening/Closing the Moonroof You can only operate the moonroof when the power mode is in ON. Use the switch in the front of the ceiling to open and close the moonroof. ■ Automatic operation To open: Pull the switch back firmly. Open To close: Push the switch forward firmly. Tilt ■ Manual operation To open: Pull the switch back lightly, and hold it until the desired position is reached. To close: Push the switch forward lightly, and hold it until the desired position is reached. ■ Tilting the moonroof up To tilt: Push on the center of the moonroof switch. To close: Push the switch forward firmly, then release. 3 WARNING 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. NOTICE Opening the moonroof in below freezing temperature or when it is covered with snow or ice can damage the moonroof panel or motor. Controls Close The moonroof will automatically open or close all the way. To stop the moonroof midway, touch the switch briefly. 1Opening/Closing the Moonroof The power moonroof can be operated for up to 10 minutes after you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK). Opening either front door cancels this function. When resistance is detected, the auto reverse function causes the moonroof to change directions, then stop. Auto reverse stops sensing when the moonroof is almost closed to ensure that it fully closes. 123 Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel ENGINE START/STOP Button 1ENGINE START/STOP Button ■ Changing the Power Mode Indicator ENGINE START/STOP Button Operating Range VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) Indicator in the button is off. The steering wheel is locked. The power to all electrical components is turned off. Controls ACCESSORY Indicator in the button is on. Indicator in the button blinks (from ON to ACCESSORY). Operate the audio system and other accessories in this position. ON Indicator in the button is on. All electrical components can be used. Without pressing the brake pedal Press the button without the shift lever in (P . Shift to (P then press the button. 124 Press the button. Operating Range You can start the engine when the keyless access remote is inside the vehicle. The engine may also run if the keyless access remote is close to the door or window, even if it is outside the vehicle. ON mode: Indicator in the button is off, if the engine is running. If the keyless access remote battery is weak, beeper sounds and the TO START, HOLD REMOTE NEAR START BUTTON message appears on the multiinformation display. 2 If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak P. 330 uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluENGINE START/STOP Button ■ Power Mode Reminder If you open the driver’s door when the power mode is set to ACCESSORY, a warning buzzer sounds. ■ Keyless Access Remote Reminder ■ When the power mode is in ON If the keyless access remote is taken out of the vehicle, and the driver’s door is closed, warning buzzers sound from both inside and outside the vehicle. A warning message on the multi-information display notifies the driver inside that the remote is out. ■ When the power mode is in ACCESSORY or in VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) If the keyless access remote is taken out of the vehicle, and the driver’s door is closed, a warning buzzer sounds from outside the vehicle. 1Keyless Access Remote Reminder When the keyless access remote is within the system’s operational range, and the driver’s door is closed, the warning function cancels. If the keyless access remote is taken out of the vehicle after the engine has been started, you can no longer change the ENGINE START/STOP button mode or restart the engine. Always make sure if the remote is in your vehicle when you operate the ENGINE START/STOP button. Controls Warning buzzers may sound from inside or/ and outside the vehicle to remind you that the keyless access remote is out of the vehicle. If the buzzer continues even after the remote is put back inside, place it to be within its operational range. Removing the keyless access remote from the vehicle through a window does not activate the warning buzzer. Do not put the keyless access remote on the dashboard or in the glove box. It may cause the warning buzzer to go off. Under some other conditions that can prevent the vehicle from locating the remote, the warning buzzer may also go off even if the remote is within the system’s operational range. 125 uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluTurn Signals Turn Signals Right Turn The turn signals can be used when the power mode is in ON. ■ One-touch turn signal Left Turn When you lightly push up or down and release the turn signal lever, the exterior turn signals and turn signal indicator blink three times. Controls This feature can be used when signaling for a lane change. Light Switches Flashing the high beams Low Beams Turns on side marker, tail, and rear license plate lights Turns on headlights, parking, side marker, tail, and rear license plate lights 126 If you leave the power mode in VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) with the lights on, a light on reminder chime will sound when you open the driver’s door. When the lights are on, the lights on indicator in the instrument panel will be on. 2 Lights On Indicator P. 77 ■ Manual Operation High Beams 1Light Switches Rotating the light switch turns the lights on and off, regardless of the power mode setting. ■ High beams Push the lever forward until you hear a click. ■ Low beams When in high beams, pull the lever back to return to low beams. ■ Flashing the high beams Pull the lever back, and release it. Models with high voltage discharge tube bulb Repeatedly turning the headlights on and off reduces the life of the HID headlight bulbs. If you sense that the level of the headlights is abnormal, have the vehicle inspected by a dealer. Do not leave the lights on when the engine is off because it will cause the battery to discharge. Your vehicle is equipped with the automatic headlight adjusting system that automatically adjusts the vertical angle of the low beam headlights. If you find a significant change in the vertical angle of the headlights, there may be a problem with the system. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer. uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluLight Switches 1Automatic Lighting Control ■ Automatic Lighting Control Automatic lighting control can be used when the power mode is in ON. We recommend that you turn on the lights manually when driving at night, in a dense fog, or in dark areas such as long tunnels or parking facilities. When you turn the light switch to AUTO, the headlights and other exterior lights will switch on and off automatically depending on the ambient brightness. The light sensor is in the location shown below. Do not cover this light sensor with anything; otherwise, the automatic lighting system may not work properly. Controls Light Sensor You can change the auto light sensitivity setting. 2 Customized Features P. 95 Adjust the auto light sensitivity as follows: Setting MAX HIGH MID LOW MIN The exterior lights come on when the ambient light is at Bright Dark 2 Customized Features P. 95 Continued 127 uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluLight Switches ■ Headlight Integration with Wiper * The headlights automatically come on when the wipers are used several times within a certain intervals with the headlight switch in AUTO. The headlights automatically go off a few minutes later if the wipers are stopped. 1Headlight Integration with Wiper * This feature activates during the headlights are off in AUTO. The instrument panel brightness does not change when the headlights come on. When the ambient light is at dark, the automatic lighting control feature overrides, and the headlights come on with or without the wipers sweeping more than several times. Controls ■ Automatic Lighting Off Feature The headlights, all other exterior lights, and the instrument panel lights turn off 15 seconds after you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK), take the remote with you, and close the driver’s door even if you leave the light switch on or in AUTO. If you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) with the headlight switch on, but do not open the door, the lights turn off after 10 minutes (three minutes, if the switch is in the AUTO position). The lights turn on again when you unlock or open the driver's door. If you unlock the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights go off. If you open the driver's door, you will hear a lights on reminder chime. 128 * Not available on all models 1Automatic Lighting Off Feature You can change the headlight auto off timer setting. 2 Customized Features P. 95 uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluFog Lights Fog Lights When the low beam headlights are on, turn the fog light switch on to use the fog lights. 1Fog Lights The fog lights go off when the headlights turn off, or when the daytime running lights are on. 2 Fog Light Indicator P. 77 Fog Light Switch Controls Daytime Running Lights The high beam headlights come on slightly dimmer than normal when the following conditions have been met: • The power mode is in ON. • The headlight switch is off, or in . • The parking brake is released. The lights remain on even if you set the parking brake. Setting the power mode to VEHICLE OFF turns off the daytime running lights. The high beam headlights return to the original brightness once the headlight switch is turned on. 129 uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluWipers and Washers Wipers and Washers The windshield wipers and washers can be used when the power mode is in ON. ■ MIST Pull to use washer. The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. Controls Change the wiper switch setting according to the amount of rain. MIST ■ Adjusting the delay OFF Turn the adjustment ring to adjust the wiper delay. INT: Low speed with intermittent Long delay LO: Low speed wipe HI: High speed wipe Short delay ■ Washer Sprays while you pull the lever toward you. When you release the lever, the wipers make two or three more sweeps before stopping. 130 NOTICE Do not use the wipers when the windshield is dry. The windshield will get scratched, or the rubber blades will get damaged. NOTICE ■ Wiper switch (OFF, INT, LO, HI) Intermittent Time Adjustment Ring 1Wipers and Washers In cold weather, the blades may freeze to the windshield, becoming stuck. Operating the wipers in this condition may damage the wipers. Use the defroster to warm the windshield, then turn the wipers on. If the vehicle speeds up while the wipers are operating intermittently, the length of the wipe interval shortens. When the vehicle starts moving, the wipers make a single sweep. When the vehicle speeds up, the wiper operation’s shortest delay setting ( ) and the LO setting become the same. Turn the washers off if no washer fluid comes out. The pump may get damaged. The wiper motor is equipped with a breaker that may stop motor operation temporarily to prevent an overload. Wiper operation will return to normal within a few minutes, once the circuit has returned to normal. uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluBrightness Control Brightness Control When the power mode is in ON, you can use the brightness control knob to adjust instrument panel brightness. Brighten: Turn the knob to the right. Dim: Turn the knob to the left. Control Knob If the wiper stops operating due to any obstacle such as the build-up of snow, park the vehicle in a safe place. Rotate the wiper switch to OFF, and set the power mode to ACCESSORY or VEHICLE OFF (LOCK), then remove the obstacle. 1Brightness Control Instrument panel brightness varies, depending on whether the exterior lights are on or off. The instrument panel dims to reduce glare when they are on. Controls You will hear a beep when the brightness reaches minimum or maximum. The multiinformation display will return to its original state several seconds after you adjust the brightness. ■ Brightness level indicator The brightness level is shown on the multiinformation display while you are adjusting it. 1Wipers and Washers When it is bright outside and the headlight integration with the wiper is activated, the instrument panel brightness does not change. Pressing the SEL/RESET button or either (information) button switches the display between the brightness level and other available information. If you turn the knob to the right until the brightness display is up to max, the beeper sounds. This cancels the reduced instrument panel brightness when the parking lights are on. The brightness can be set differently for when the exterior lights are on, and when they are off. 131 uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluRear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button Press the rear defogger and heated door mirror button to defog the rear window and mirrors when the power mode is in ON. The rear defogger and heated door mirrors automatically switch off after 10-30 minutes depending on the outside temperature. Controls Adjusting the Steering Wheel The steering wheel height and distance from your body can be adjusted so that you can comfortably grip the steering wheel in an appropriate driving posture. 1. Pull the steering wheel adjustment lever up. To adjust u The steering wheel adjustment lever is under the steering column. 2. Move the steering wheel up or down, and in or out. u Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators. 3. Push the steering wheel adjustment lever To lock Lever down to lock the steering wheel in position. u After adjusting the position, make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up, down, in, and out. 132 1Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button NOTICE When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be careful not to damage the heating wires. It is critical to wipe the window from side to side along the defogger heating wires. This system consumes a lot of power, so turn it off when the window has been defogged. Also, do not use the system for a long period when the engine is idling. This may weaken the 12 volt battery, making it difficult to start the engine. 1Adjusting the Steering Wheel 3 WARNING Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash. Adjust the steering wheel only when the vehicle is stopped. Make any steering wheel adjustments before you start driving. Adjusting the Mirrors Interior Rearview Mirror Adjust the angle of the rearview mirror when you are sitting in the correct driving position. ■ Rearview Mirror with Day and Night Positions * Tab Up Flip the tab to switch the position. The night position will help to reduce the glare from headlights behind you when driving after dark. 1Adjusting the Mirrors Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Adjust the mirrors before you start driving. 2 Adjusting the Seat Positions P. 135 Controls Daytime Position Down Night Position ■ Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror * When driving after dark, the automatic dimming rearview mirror always reduces the glare from headlights behind you. 1Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror * The auto dimming function cancels when the shift position is in (R . Sensor Indicator * Not available on all models 133 uuAdjusting the MirrorsuPower Door Mirrors Power Door Mirrors You can adjust the door mirrors when the power mode is in ON. ■ Mirror position adjustment Selector Switch Adjustment Switch Controls ■ Expanded View Driver's Mirror Outer Segment Inner Segment 134 L/R selector switch: Select the left or right mirror. After adjusting the mirror, return the switch to the center position. Mirror position adjustment switch: Press the switch left, right, up, or down to move the mirror. The driver side door mirror has outer and inner segments. The outer segment is slightly curved to provide a wider angle view than a standard flat mirror. This wider view may help you check areas that are not visible using a standard door mirror. 1Expanded View Driver's Mirror Objects visible in the outer segment of the driver side door mirror appear smaller than objects in the rest of the mirror. But in fact, they are closer than they appear. Do not rely on your mirrors. Always look to the side and behind your vehicle before changing lanes. Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions Allow sufficient space. Move back. ■ Adjusting the front power seat * 1Adjusting the Seats 3 WARNING Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious injury or death if the front airbags inflate. Always sit as far back from the front airbags as possible while maintaining control of the vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that drivers allow at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the center of the steering wheel and the chest. Horizontal Position Adjustment Controls Adjust the driver's seat as far back as possible while allowing you to maintain full control of the vehicle. You should be able to sit upright, well back in the seat and be able to adequately press the pedals without leaning forward, and grip the steering wheel comfortably. The passenger's seat should be adjusted in a similar manner, so that it is as far back from the front airbag in the dashboard as possible. Always make seat adjustments before driving. Height Adjustment Seat-back Angle Adjustment Driver side only * Not available on all models Continued 135 uuAdjusting the SeatsuAdjusting the Seat Positions ■ Adjusting the front manual seat(s) 1Adjusting the front manual seat(s) Once a seat is adjusted correctly, rock it back and forth to make sure it is locked in position. Height Adjustment (Driver side only) Pull up or push down the lever to raise or lower the seat. Controls Seat-back Angle Adjustment Pull up the lever to change the angle. Horizontal Position Adjustment Pull up on the bar to move the seat, then release the bar. 136 Driver’s seat is shown. uuAdjusting the SeatsuAdjusting the Seat Positions 1Adjusting the Seat-Backs ■ Adjusting the Seat-Backs Adjust the driver's seat-back to a comfortable, upright position, leaving ample space between your chest and the airbag cover in the center of the steering wheel. Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the occupant's chest reduces the protective capability of the belt. It also increases the chance of sliding under the belt in a crash and being seriously injured. The farther a seat-back is reclined, the greater the risk of injury. Continued Reclining the seat-back too far can result in serious injury or death in a crash. Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, and sit well back in the seat. Do not put a cushion, or other object, between the seat-back and your back. Doing so may interfere with proper seat belt or airbag operation. Controls The front seat passenger should also adjust their seat-back to a comfortable, upright position. 3 WARNING If you cannot get far enough away from the steering wheel and still reach the controls, we recommend that you investigate whether some type of adaptive equipment may help. 137 uuAdjusting the SeatsuAdjusting the Seat Positions ■ Adjusting the Head Restraints Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions. Controls Position head in the center of the head restraint. Head restraints are most effective for protection against whiplash and other rearimpact crash injuries when the center of the back of the occupant's head rests against the center of the restraint. The tops of the occupant's ears should be level with the center height of the restraint. ■ Adjusting the front and rear outer head restraint positions To raise the head restraint: Pull it upward. To lower the head restraint: Push it down while pressing the release button. 138 1Adjusting the Head Restraints 3 WARNING Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their effectiveness and increases the likelihood of serious injury in a crash. Make sure head restraints are in place and positioned properly before driving. In order for the head restraint system to work properly: • Do not hang any items on the head restraints, or from the restraint legs. • Do not place any object between an occupant and the seat-back. • Install each restraint in its proper location. uuAdjusting the SeatsuAdjusting the Seat Positions ■ Changing the Rear Center Seat Head Restraint Positions ■ Removing and Reinstalling the Head Restraints Controls A passenger sitting in the center back seating position should adjust the height of their head restraint to an appropriate position before the vehicle begins moving. To raise the head restraint: Pull it upward. To lower the head restraint: Push it down while pressing the release button. 1Removing and Reinstalling the Head Restraints 3 WARNING Head restraints can be removed for cleaning or repair. To remove a head restraint: Pull the restraint up as far as it will go. Then push the release button, and pull the restraint up and out. Failure to reinstall, or correctly reinstall, the head restraints can result in severe injury during a crash. To reinstall a head restraint: Insert the legs back in place, then adjust the head restraint to an appropriate height while pressing the release button. Pull up on the restraint to make sure it is locked in position. Always replace the head restraints before driving. Continued 139 uuAdjusting the SeatsuArmrest ■ Maintain a Proper Sitting Position After all occupants have adjusted their seats and head restraints, and put on their seat belts, it is very important that they continue to sit upright, well back in their seats, with their feet on the floor, until the vehicle is safely parked and the engine is off. Controls Sitting improperly can increase the chance of injury during a crash. For example, if an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly increased. In addition, an occupant who is out of position in the front seat can be seriously or fatally injured in a crash by striking interior parts of the vehicle or being struck by an inflating front airbag. Armrest ■ Using the Rear Seat Armrest Pull down the armrest in the center seat-back. 140 1Maintain a Proper Sitting Position 3 WARNING Sitting improperly or out of position can result in serious injury or death in a crash. Always sit upright, well back in the seat, with your feet on the floor. Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Lights 1Interior Light Switches ■ Interior Light Switches Front Door Activated Position Off On On Off The interior lights come on regardless of whether the doors are open or closed. ■ Door activated The interior lights come on in the following situations: • When any of the doors are opened. • You unlock the driver's door. • The lights also come on when the power mode is set to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK). ■ OFF The interior lights remain off regardless of whether the doors are open or closed. Door Activated Position In the door activated position, the interior lights fade out and go off about 30 seconds after the doors are closed. The lights go off after 30 seconds in the following situations: • When you unlock the driver's door but do not open it. • When you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) but do not open a door. You can change the interior lights dimming time. 2 Customized Features P. 95 The interior lights go off immediately in the following situations: • When you lock the driver's door. • When you set the power mode to ON. Controls Rear ■ ON If you leave any of the doors open, the interior lights go off after about 15 minutes. ■ Map Lights The map lights can be turned on and off by pressing the (map light) button. 1Map Lights When the interior light switch is in the door activated position and any door is open, pressing the button does not turn off the map light. 141 uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items 1Glove Box ■ Glove Box Pull the handle to open the glove box. You can lock the glove box with the built-in key. To Lock 3 WARNING 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. Controls Glove Box ■ Console Compartment Press the button to open the console compartment. Button 142 uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items 1Beverage Holders ■ Beverage Holders NOTICE ■ Front seat beverage holders Are located in the console between the front seats. Spilled liquids damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior. Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. Hot liquid can scald you. Fold the armrest down to use the rear seat beverage holders. Continued Controls ■ Rear seat beverage holders 143 uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items 1Accessory Power Socket ■ Accessory Power Socket The accessory power sockets can be used when the power mode is in ACCESSORY or ON. Open the console lid and the cover to use it. NOTICE Do not insert an automotive type cigarette lighter element. This can overheat the power socket. NOTICE Controls Do not operate the tire repair kit compressor for more than 15 minutes. The accessory power socket and compressor can overheat and become permanently damaged. The accessory power socket is designed to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 180 watts or less (15 amps). ■ Coat Hook There is a coat hook on the rear left grab handle. Pull it down to use it. To prevent battery drain, only use the power socket with the engine running. 1Coat Hook The coat hook is not designed for large or heavy items. 144 uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items 1Seat Heaters * ■ Seat Heaters * The power mode must be in ON to use the seat heaters. The HI setting heats the seats faster than the LO setting. There is no heater in the passenger's seatback due to the side airbag cutoff system. * Not available on all models Heat induced burns are possible when using seat heaters. Persons with a diminished ability to sense temperature (e.g., persons with diabetes, lower-limb nerve damage, or paralysis) or with sensitive skin should not use seat heaters. Controls While in HI, the heater cycles on and off. u The appropriate indicator will be on while the seat heater is on. Briefly press the switch on the opposite side to turn the heater off. The indicator will be off. When a comfortable temperature is reached, select LO to keep the seat warm. 3 WARNING Do not use the seat heaters even in LO when the engine is off. Under such conditions, the battery may be weakened, making the engine difficult to start. In the LO setting, the heater runs continuously and does not automatically turn off. 145 Climate Control System Using Automatic Climate Control The automatic climate control system maintains the interior temperature you select. The system also selects the proper mix of heated or cooled air that raises or lowers the interior temperature to your preference as quickly as possible. / (Fan Control) Buttons Passenger's Side Temperature Control Dial (ON/OFF) Button Controls Driver’s Side Temperature Control Dial AUTO Button Floor and defroster vents SYNC (Synchronized) Button (Recirculation) Button A/C (Air Conditioning) Button Floor vents Dashboard and floor vents Dashboard vents Use the system when the engine is running. 1. Press the AUTO button. 2. Adjust the interior temperature using the driver's side or passenger's side control dial. 3. Press the (ON/OFF) button to cancel. ■ Switching between the recirculation and fresh air modes Press the (recirculation) button and switch the mode depending on environmental conditions. Recirculation Mode (indicator on): Recirculates air from the vehicle’s interior through the system. Fresh Air Mode (indicator off): Maintains outside ventilation. Keep the system in fresh air mode in normal situations. 146 1Using Automatic Climate Control If any buttons are pressed while using the climate control system in auto, the function of the button that was pressed will take priority. The AUTO indicator will go off, but functions unrelated to the button that were pressed will be controlled automatically. During the Auto Idle Stop, the air conditioning system will be turned off. If the ECON mode is selected, the fan may also be turned off. To prevent cold air from blowing in from outside, the fan may not start immediately when the AUTO button is pressed. If the interior is very warm, you can cool it down more rapidly by partially opening the windows, turning the system on AUTO, and setting the temperature to low. Change the fresh mode to recirculation mode until the temperature cools down. When you set the temperature to the lower or upper limit, Lo or Hi is displayed. uuClimate Control SystemuUsing Automatic Climate Control ■ Defrosting the Windshield and Windows Pressing the (windshield defroster) button turns the air conditioner system on and automatically switches the system to fresh air mode. Press the button again to turn off, the system returns to the previous settings. 1. Press the 2. Press the button. button. Pressing the button switches the climate control system between on and off. When turned on, the system returns to your last selection. While in the ECON mode, the climate control system has greater temperature fluctuations. 1Defrosting the Windshield and Windows For your safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving. Do not set the temperature near the upper or lower limit. When cold air hits the windshield, the outside of the windshield may fog up. Controls ■ To rapidly defrost the windows 1Using Automatic Climate Control If the side windows fog up, adjust the vents so that the air hits the side windows. 1To rapidly defrost the windows After defrosting the windows, switch over to fresh air mode. If you keep the system in recirculation mode, the windows may fog up from humidity. This impedes visibility. 147 uuClimate Control SystemuSynchronized Mode Synchronized Mode 1Synchronized Mode When you press the button, the system changes to synchronized mode. When the system is in dual mode, the driver side temperature and the passenger side temperature can be set separately. Controls You can set the temperature synchronously for the driver side and the passenger side in synchronized mode. 1. Press the SYNC button. u The system will switch to synchronized mode. 2. Adjust the temperature using driver’s side temperature control dial. Press the SYNC button to return to dual mode. 148 uuClimate Control SystemuAutomatic Climate Control Sensors Automatic Climate Control Sensors The automatic climate control system is equipped with sensors. Do not cover or spill any liquid on them. Sensor Controls Sensor 149 150 Features This chapter describes how to operate technology features. Audio System About Your Audio System................ 152 USB Adapter Cable .......................... 153 Auxiliary Input Jack .......................... 153 Audio System Theft Protection ......... 154 Audio System Basic Operation ........ 155 Audio/Information Screen ................ 156 Audio Remote Controls.................... 159 Adjusting the Sound ........................ 160 Playing AM/FM Radio ....................... 161 Playing XM® Radio * ......................... 163 Playing a CD .................................... 165 Playing an iPod ................................ 168 * Not available on all models Playing Internet Radio ...................... 171 Playing a USB Flash Drive ................. 173 Playing Bluetooth® Audio................. 176 Wallpaper Setup .............................. 178 Audio Error Messages * CD Player......................................... 180 iPod/USB Flash Drive ........................ 181 Pandora® ......................................... 182 General Information on the Audio System XM® Radio Service * ......................... 183 Recommended CDs ......................... 184 Compatible iPod, iPhone, and USB Flash Drives ................................................186 HomeLink® Universal Transceiver * ......187 Training HomeLink........................... 187 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® Using HFL ........................................ 189 HFL Menus ...................................... 191 151 Audio System About Your Audio System 1About Your Audio System Models with navigation system See the Navigation System Manual for operation of the audio system, AcuraLink *, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, and voice commands for these features. The audio system features AM/FM radio and the XM® Radio service. It can also play audio CDs, WMA/MP3/AAC files, USB flash drives, and iPod, iPhone and Bluetooth® devices. You can operate the audio system from the buttons and switches on the panel, or the remote controls on the steering wheel. XM® Radio is available in the United States and Canada, except Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. XM® is a registered trademark of Sirius XM Radio, Inc. Features Video CDs, DVDs, and 3-inch (8-cm) mini CDs are not supported. iPod Remote Control 152 XM® Radio is available on a subscription basis only. For more information on XM® Radio, contact a dealer. 2 General Information on the Audio System P. 183 * Not available on all models USB Flash Drive iPod, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc. State or local laws may limit the circumstances in which you can launch or control your attached audio device. uuAudio SystemuUSB Adapter Cable USB Adapter Cable 1. Unclip the USB connector and loosen the adapter cable. 2. Install the iPod dock connector or the USB flash drive to the USB connector. 1USB Adapter Cable • Do not leave the iPod or USB flash drive in the • • • • Use the jack to connect standard audio devices. 1. Open the AUX cover. 2. Connect a standard audio device to the input jack using a 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo miniplug. u The audio system automatically switches to the AUX mode. • If the audio system does not recognize the iPod, try reconnecting it a few times or reboot the device. To reboot, follow the manufacturer's instructions provided with the iPod or visit www.apple.com/ipod. Features Auxiliary Input Jack vehicle. Direct sunlight and high temperatures may damage it. Do not use an extension cable with the USB adapter cable. Do not connect the iPod or USB flash drive using a hub. Do not use a device such as a card reader or hard disk drive, as the device or your files may be damaged. We recommend your data backed up before using the device in your vehicle. Displayed messages may vary depending on the device model and software version. 1Auxiliary Input Jack To switch the mode, press any of the audio mode buttons. You can return to the AUX mode by pressing the AUX button. 153 uuAudio SystemuAudio System Theft Protection Audio System Theft Protection The audio system is disabled when it is disconnected from the power source, such as when the battery is disconnected or goes dead. ■ Reactivating the audio system Features 154 1. Set the power mode to ON, and turn on the audio system. u You will be requested to enter the audio security code. See step 3. 2. Press and hold the power button again for more than two seconds. u The audio system is reactivated when the system’s control unit recognizes that the system is in your vehicle. If the control unit fails to recognize, ENTER CODE appears on the audio/ information screen. 3. Enter the audio security code using the preset buttons. If you enter an incorrect digit, continue to the last digit, then try again. If you do not enter the code correctly after 10 tries, leave the system for one hour before trying again, or visit a dealer to have the system reset. 1Audio System Theft Protection Find the audio system's security code and serial number label in your owner’s manual kit. We recommend that you write down the serial number in this owner’s manual. Do not store the label in your vehicle. If you lose the label, you must first retrieve the serial number, and then obtain the code. You can find out about your serial number and security code from a dealer. U.S. models You can register the security code at Acura Owners (owners.acura.com.), and find information on how to retrieve the serial number and obtain the code at radio-navicode.acura.com. Audio System Basic Operation To use the audio system function, the power mode must be in ACCESSORY or ON. Use the selector knob or SETUP button to BACK Button SETUP Button access some audio functions. 1Audio System Basic Operation These indications are used to show how to operate the selector knob. Rotate Press to switch between the normal and extended display for some functions. Press to select. to enter. Press the MODE, (+ , (- , or button on the steering wheel to change any audio setting. 2 Audio Remote Controls P. 159 Button Selector Knob Menu Display Setup Menu Items 2 RDS Information P. 162 2 Sound Settings P. 160 2 Play Mode P. 167, 170, 175 2 Resume/Pause P. 177 2 Adjust Clock P. 104 Features Selector knob: Rotate left or right to scroll through the available choices. Press to set your selection. SETUP button: Press to select any mode such as the RDS Information, Sound Settings, Play Mode, Resume/Pause, or Adjust Clock. BACK button: Press to go back to the previous display. button: Press to change the audio/ information screen brightness. The brightness can be set differently for the day time and night time. Pressing the button switches the modes between daytime and night time. Adjust the brightness using . 155 uuAudio System Basic OperationuAudio/Information Screen Audio/Information Screen Displays audio status and wallpaper, and allows you to go to various setup options. ■ Switching the Display Press DISPLAY button. Rotate modes. Press . and select the mode from the three display Features DISPLAY Button Selector Knob 156 uuAudio System Basic OperationuAudio/Information Screen ■ Audio Display Shows the current audio information. 2 Audio System Basic Operation P. 155 ■ Wallpaper Shows a clock screen or an image you import. 2 Wallpaper Setup P. 178 ■ Minimum Display Minimizes the display by only showing the clock and audio status on the display. 1. Press the SETUP button. 2. Rotate and select the setup option you want to change. Press . Continued Features ■ Setting Options 157 uuAudio System Basic OperationuAudio/Information Screen ■ Language Selection 1. Rotate to select Language Selection, then press . 2. Rotate to select the language, then press . Features 158 uuAudio System Basic OperationuAudio Remote Controls Audio Remote Controls Allow you to operate the audio system while driving. MODE Button VOL Button MODE Button Cycles through the audio modes as follows: FM1 FM2 AM XM1* XM2* CD AUX 1Audio Remote Controls The CD mode appears only when a CD is loaded. When in AUX mode, the following are operable from the remote controls: • iPod/USB flash drive connected to the USB adapter cable • Bluetooth® Audio (with some phones only) CH Button * Not available on all models Features VOL (Volume) Button Press : To increase the volume. Press : To decrease the volume. CH (Channel) Button • When listening to the radio Press (+ : To select the next preset radio station. Press (- : To select the previous preset radio station. Press and hold (+ : To select the next strong station. Press and hold (- : To select the previous strong station. • When listening to a CD, iPod, USB flash drive, or Bluetooth® Audio Press (+ : To skip to the next song. Press (- : To go back to the beginning of the current or previous song. • When listening to a CD, USB flash drive Press and hold (+ : To skip to the next folder. Press and hold (- : To go back to the previous folder. • When listening to Pandora® * Press (+ : To skip to the next song. 159 uuAudio System Basic OperationuAdjusting the Sound Adjusting the Sound SETUP Button Press the SETUP button, and rotate to select Sound Settings, then press . Rotate to scroll through the following choices: Selector Knob Bass Features Treble Fader Balance Subwoofer * Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation Treble is selectable. 160 * Not available on all models 1Adjusting the Sound The SVC has four modes: Off, Low, Mid, and High. SVC adjusts the volume level based on the vehicle speed. As you go faster, audio volume increases. As you slow down, audio volume decreases. uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying AM/FM Radio Playing AM/FM Radio FOLDER Bar * Press either side to display and select an RDS category. SKIP Bar Press to search up and down the selected band for a station with a strong signal. FM/AM Button * Press to select a band. CATEGORY Bar * Press either side to display and select an RDS category. SCAN Button Press to sample each of the strongest stations on the selected band for 10 seconds. To turn off scan, press the button again. * Not available on all models Features AM Button * FM Button * Press to select a band. Preset Buttons (1-6) To store a station: 1. Tune to the selected station. 2. Pick a preset button and hold it until you hear a beep. To listen to a stored station, select a band, then press the preset button. VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. A.SEL (Auto Select) Button Press to scan both bands and store the strongest station in each preset. To turn off auto select, press the button again. This restores the presets you originally set. SETUP Button Press to display menu items. Selector Knob Turn to tune the radio frequency. BACK Button Press to go back to the previous display. Continued 161 uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying AM/FM Radio ■ Radio Data System (RDS) 1Playing AM/FM Radio Provides text data information related to your selected RDS-capable FM station. ■ RDS Information 1. Press the SETUP button and rotate to select RDS Information. 2. Each time you press , the RDS Information switches between on and off. Switching the Audio Mode Press the MODE button on the steering wheel. 2 Audio Remote Controls P. 159 You can store 6 AM stations and 12 FM stations into the preset button memory. FM1 and FM2 let you store 6 stations each. Features Auto Select function scans and stores up to 6 AM stations and 12 FM stations with a strong signal into the preset button memory. ■ To find an RDS station from your selected program category RDS Category 162 The ST indicator appears on the display indicating stereo FM broadcasts. Stereo reproduction in AM is not available. 1. Press the FOLDER bar or the CATEGORY bar to display and select an RDS category. 2. Use SKIP or SCAN to select an RDS station. If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can manually store your preferred frequencies. uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying XM® Radio * Playing XM® Radio * VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. CATEGORY Bar Press either side to display and select an XM® Radio category. SKIP Bar Press to skip to the previous or next channel. SCAN Button Press to sample all channels (in the channel mode), or channels within a category (in the category mode). Each sampling continues for a few seconds. Press SCAN again to cancel scanning and continue listening to the channel. SETUP Button Press to display menu items. * Not available on all models Features (XM®) Button Press to select XM® Radio. Preset Buttons (1-6) To store the channel: 1. Tune to the channel. 2. Pick a preset button and hold it until you hear a beep. To listen to a stored channel, select XM, then press the preset button. Selector Knob Press and turn to select channels. BACK Button Press to go back to the previous display. Continued 163 uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying XM® Radio * 1Playing XM® Radio * ■ To Play the XM® Radio 1. Press the button to select the XM® radio band (XM1 or XM2). 2. Press the SETUP button, rotate to select XM Mode, and press . Rotate to select Channel Mode or Category Mode, then press . 3. Select a channel using the TUNE ( ), SKIP, CATEGORY, SCAN, or Preset buttons. ■ To Select a Channel from a List Features 1. Press to display a channel list. 2. Rotate to select a channel, then press . 164 * Not available on all models In the channel mode, all available channels are selectable. In the category mode, you can select a channel within a category (Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc.). You can store 12 XM® stations in the preset buttons. XM1 and XM2 let you store 6 stations each. There may be instances when XM® Radio does not broadcast all the data fields (artist name, title). This does not indicate a problem with your audio system. uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a CD Playing a CD Your audio system supports audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs in either MP3, WMA or AAC format. With the CD loaded, press the CD button. (CD Eject) Button Press to eject a CD. CATEGORY Bar * Press (+ to skip to the next folder, and (- to skip to the beginning of the previous folder in MP3, WMA or AAC. SCAN Button You will get a 10-second sampling of each song. ● Press to sample all tracks on the CD (all files in the current folder in MP3, WMA or AAC). ● Press and hold to sample the first file in each of the main folders (MP3, WMA or AAC). ● To turn off scan, press the button. BACK Button Press to go back to the previous display. * Not available on all models VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. CD Button Press to play a CD. Features FOLDER Bar * Press (+ to skip to the next folder, and (to skip to the beginning of the previous folder in MP3, WMA or AAC. CD Slot Insert a CD about halfway into the CD slot. SKIP Bar Press or to change tracks (files in MP3, WMA or AAC). Press and hold to move rapidly within a track/file SETUP Button Press to display menu items. Selector Knob Turn to change tracks/files. Turn to select an item, then press to set your selection. Continued 165 uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a CD ■ How to Select a File from a Folder with the Selector Knob (MP3/WMA/AAC) 1Playing a CD NOTICE 1. Press to switch the display to a folder list. Do not use CDs with adhesive labels. The label can cause the CD to jam in the unit. WMA files protected by digital rights management (DRM) cannot be played. The audio system displays Unplayable File, then skips to the next file. Features Folder Selection 2. Rotate If you eject the CD but do not remove it from the slot, the system reloads the CD automatically after several seconds. Track Selection 166 to select a folder. Text data appears on the display under the following circumstances: • When you select a new folder, file, or track. • When you change the audio mode to CD. • When you insert a CD. 3. Press to change the display to a list of files in that folder. 4. Rotate to select a file, then press . uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a CD 1How to Select a Play Mode ■ How to Select a Play Mode Press the BACK button to go back to the previous display, and press the SETUP button to cancel this setting mode. You can select repeat and random modes when playing a track or file. 1. Press the SETUP button. Play Mode Menu Items Normal Play Repeat One Track: Repeats the current track/file(s). Repeat One Folder (MP3/WMA/AAC): Repeats all files in the current folder. Random in Folder (MP3/WMA/AAC): Plays all files in the current folder in random order. Random All: Plays all tracks/files in random order. 2. Rotate . 3. Rotate to select Play Mode, then press to select a mode, then press Features Play Mode Items . ■ To turn off a play mode 1. Press the SETUP button. 2. Rotate to select Play Mode, then press . 3. Rotate to select Normal Play, then press . 167 uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying an iPod Playing an iPod Connect the iPod using your dock connector to the USB adapter cable, then press the AUX button. 2 USB Adapter Cable P. 153 USB Indicator Appears when an iPod is connected. Album Art Features VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. AUX Button Press to select iPod (if connected). SKIP Bar Press or to change songs. Press and hold to move rapidly within a song. BACK Button Press to go back to the previous display. Selector Knob Turn to change songs. Turn to select an item, then press to set your selection. 168 SETUP Button Press to display menu items. uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying an iPod 1Playing an iPod ■ How to Select a File from the iPod Menu 1. Press Available operating functions vary on models or versions. Some functions may not be available on the vehicle's audio system. to display the iPod menu. If there is a problem, you may see an error message on the audio/information screen. 2 iPod/USB Flash Drive P. 181 2. Rotate Features iPod Menu to select a menu. 3. Press to display the items on that menu. 4. Rotate to select an item, then press . Continued 169 uuAudio System Basic Operationu 1How to Select a Play Mode ■ How to Select a Play Mode Play Mode Menu Items Normal Play Repeat Off: Turns off the repeat mode. Repeat One Track: Repeats the current track. Shuffle Off: Turns off the shuffle mode. Shuffle: Plays all available files in a selected list (playlists, artists, albums, songs, genres, or composers) in random order. Shuffle Albums: Plays all available albums in a selected list (playlists, artists, albums, songs, genres, or composers) in random order. You can select repeat and shuffle modes when playing a file. 1. Press the SETUP button. Features Play Mode Items 2. Rotate . 3. Rotate to select Play Mode, then press to select a mode, then press ■ To turn off a play mode 1. Press the SETUP button. 2. Rotate to select Play Mode, then press . 3. Rotate to select Normal Play, then press . 170 . uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying Internet Radio U.S. models iPhone® use only Playing Internet Radio Activate Pandora®, and connect the iPhone® using your dock connector to the USB adapter cable, then press the AUX button. 2 USB Adapter Cable P. 153 Rating Icon Album Art Features FOLDER Bar * Press (+ to the next station. Press (- to the previous station. CATEGORY Bar Press (+ to the next station. Press (- to the previous station. * BACK Button Press to go back to the previous display. Selector Knob Press to enter PANDORA MENU. Press and turn to select an item, then press to set your selection. * Not available on all models VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. AUX Button Press to select iPhone® (if connected when the Pandora® application is activated). SKIP Bar Press to skip a song. SETUP Button Press to display menu items. Continued 171 uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying Internet Radio 1Playing Internet Radio ■ Pandora® Menu You can operate some of the Pandora menu items from your vehicle’s audio system. The available items are: • Station List (QuickMix is also available) • Like • Dislike • Resume/Pause • SKIP • Bookmark This Song • Bookmark This Artist Pandora® is a personalized Internet radio service that selects music based on an artist, song, or genre a user enters, and streams what is likely to be of interest. To use this service in your vehicle, the Pandora® app must first be installed on your iPhone®. Visit www.pandora.com. for more information. If you cannot operate Pandora® through the audio system, it may be streaming through Bluetooth® Audio. Make sure Pandora® mode on your audio system is selected. Features ■ Operating a menu item 1. Press to display the PANDORA MENU. 2. Rotate to select a menu. 3. Press to display the items on that menu. 1Pandora® Menu Available operating functions vary on software versions. Some functions may not be available on the vehicle's audio system. If there is a problem, you may see an error message on the audio/information screen. 2 Pandora® P. 182 There are restrictions on the number of songs you can skip or dislike in a given hour. 172 uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a USB Flash Drive Playing a USB Flash Drive Your audio system reads and plays sound files on a USB flash drive in either MP3, WMA or AAC*1 format. Connect your USB flash drive to the USB adapter cable, then press the AUX button. 2 USB Adapter Cable P. 153 USB Indicator Appears when a USB flash drive is connected. CATEGORY Bar * Press (+ to skip to the next folder, and (- to skip to the beginning of the previous folder. SCAN Button You will get a 10-second sampling of each file. ● Press to sample all files in the current folder. ● Press and hold to sample the first file in each of the main folders. ● To turn off scan, press the button. BACK Button Press to go back to the previous display. VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. Features FOLDER Bar * Press (+ to skip to the next folder, and (to skip to the beginning of the previous folder. AUX Button Press to select USB flash drive (if connected). SKIP Bar Press or to change files. Press and hold to move rapidly within a file. SETUP Button Press to display menu items. Selector Knob Press and turn to select a file, then press to set your selection. *1:Only AAC format files recorded with iTunes are playable on this unit. * Not available on all models Continued 173 uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a USB Flash Drive ■ How to Select a File from a Folder with the Selector Knob 1. Press to switch the display to a folder list. 1Playing a USB Flash Drive Use the recommended USB flash drives. 2 General Information on the Audio System P. 183 Files in WMA format protected by digital rights management (DRM) are not played. The audio system displays Unplayable File, and then skips to the next file. Features Folder Selection Track Selection 174 If there is a problem, you may see an error message on the audio/information screen. 2 iPod/USB Flash Drive P. 181 2. Rotate to select a folder. 3. Press to change the display to a list of files in that folder. 4. Rotate to select a file, then press . uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a USB Flash Drive 1How to Select a Play Mode ■ How to Select a Play Mode Play Mode Menu Items Normal Play Repeat One Track: Repeats the current file. Repeat One Folder: Repeats all files in the current folder. Random in Folder: Plays all files in the current folder in random order. Random All: Plays all files in random order. You can select repeat and random modes when playing a file. 1. Press the SETUP button. 2. Rotate . 3. Rotate to select Play Mode, then press to select a mode, then press Features Play Mode Items . ■ To turn off a play mode 1. Press the SETUP button. 2. Rotate to select Play Mode, then press . 3. Rotate to select Normal Play, then press . 175 uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying Bluetooth® Audio Playing Bluetooth® Audio Your audio system allows you to listen to music from your Bluetooth®-compatible phone. This function is available when the phone is paired and linked to the vehicle's Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system. 2 Phone Setup P. 196 Bluetooth Indicator Comes on when your phone is connected to HFL. Not all Bluetooth-enabled phones with streaming audio capabilities are compatible with the system. For a list of compatible phones: • U.S.: Visit www.acura.com/handsfreelink, or call 1888-528-7876. • Canada: Visit www.handsfreelink.ca, or call 1-888528-7876. In some states, it may be illegal to perform some data device functions while driving. Features If more than one phone is paired to the HFL system, there will be a delay before the system begins to play. VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. AUX Button Press to Bluetooth® Audio. Preset 1 Button Press to switch the mode between pause and resume. SKIP Bar Press or change files. BACK Button Press to go back to the previous display. SETUP Button Press to display menu items. Selector Knob Turn to change files. Turn to select an item, then press to set your selection. Press to display the device’s name. 176 1Playing Bluetooth® Audio to uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying Bluetooth® Audio ■ To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files 1. Make sure that your phone is paired and linked to HFL. 2. Press the AUX button. If the phone is not recognized, another HFLcompatible phone, which is not compatible for Bluetooth® Audio, may be already linked. 1. Press the SETUP button. 2. Rotate to select Resume/Pause, then press . Each time you press , the setting switches between Pause and Resume. To play the audio files, you may need to operate your phone. If so, follow the phone maker's operating instructions. The pause function may not be available on some phones. If any audio device is connected to the auxiliary input jack, you may need to press the AUX button repeatedly to select the Bluetooth® Audio system. Switching to another mode pauses the music playing from your phone. Features ■ To pause or resume a file 1To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files 177 uuAudio System Basic OperationuWallpaper Setup Wallpaper Setup You can change, store and delete the wallpaper on the audio/information screen. 1Wallpaper Setup • When importing wallpaper files, the image must be ■ Import Wallpaper You can import up to three images, one at a time, for wallpaper from a USB flash drive. 1. Connect the USB flash drive to the adapter cable. • • • 2 USB Adapter Cable P. 153 Features 2. Press the SETUP button. 3. Rotate to select Display Setup, then press . 4. Rotate to select Wallpaper, then press . 5. Rotate to select Import, then press . 6. Rotate to select a desired picture, then press . u The preview of the imported data is displayed. 7. Press to save the data. u The confirmation message will appear. Then the display will return to the import wallpaper list. 8. Rotate to select the place to save the data, then press . u The confirmation message will appear. 178 • in the USB flash drive’s root directory. Images in a folder cannot be imported. The file format of the image that can be imported is BMP (bmp) or JPEG (jpg). Each image file can be up to 2 MB. The maximum image size is 1,680 x 936 pixels. If the image size is less than 420 x 234 pixels, the image is displayed in the middle of the screen with the extra area appearing in black. Up to 255 files can be selected. If the USB flash drive does not have any pictures, No compatible images were found. See Owner's Manual. will appear. uuAudio System Basic OperationuWallpaper Setup ■ Select Wallpaper 1. Rotate to select Select on the wallpaper setup menu, then press u The screen will change to the wallpaper list. 2. Rotate to select desired wallpaper and press . u When the scroll is stopped, the thumbnail is displayed. . ■ Delete wallpaper . Features 1. Rotate to select Delete on the wallpaper setup menu, then press u The screen will change to the delete wallpaper list. 2. Rotate to select wallpaper that you want to delete and press . u The confirmation message will appear. 3. Rotate to select Yes, then press to delete completely. 179 Audio Error Messages * CD Player If a disc error occurs, you may see the following error messages. Error Message Unplayable File Cause Track/file format not supported Bad Disc Please check owners manual Mechanical error Push Eject Solution ● Current track/file will be skipped. The next supported track/file plays automatically. ● Press the (eject) button and remove the disc, and check that the error message is cleared. Check that the disc is not damaged or deformed, and insert the disc again. ● Mecha Error 2 Protecting CDs P. 185 ● Features Bad Disc Servo error Please check owners manual Check Disc 180 * Not available on all models Disc error ● ● ● If the error message reappears, press the button, and pull out the disc. Insert a different disc. If the new disc plays, there is a problem with the first disc. If the error message repeats, or the disc cannot be removed, contact a dealer. Do not try to force the disc out of the player. Check that the disc is not damaged or deformed. 2 Protecting CDs P. 185 uuAudio Error Messages * uiPod/USB Flash Drive iPod/USB Flash Drive If an error occurs while playing an iPod or USB flash drive, you may see the following error messages. If you cannot clear the error message, contact a dealer. Error Message Solution Appears when there is a problem with the USB adapter unit. Check if the device is compatible with the USB adapter unit. Bad USB Device Please Check Owners Manual. Appears when an incompatible device is connected. Disconnect the device. Then turn the audio system off, and turn it on again. Do not reconnect the device that caused the error. No Song Appears when the iPod is empty. Check that compatible files are stored on the device. Unsupported Ver Appears when an unsupported iPod is connected. If it appears when a supported iPod is connected, update the iPod software to the newer version. Retry Connection Appears when the system does not acknowledge the iPod. Reconnect the iPod. Unplayable File Appears when the files in the USB flash drive are DRM or an unsupported format. This error message appears for about 3 seconds, then plays the next song. No Data Appears when the USB flash drive is empty or there are no MP3, WMA, or AAC files in the USB flash drive. Check that compatible files are stored on the device. Unsupported Appears when an unsupported device is connected. If it appears when a supported device is connected, reconnect the device. Continued Features USB Error 181 uuAudio Error Messages * uPandora® U.S. models Pandora® If an error occurs while playing Pandora®, you may see the following error messages. If you cannot clear the error message, contact a dealer. Error Message Features 182 Solution PANDORA No Station Appears when there is no station list on the device. Use the device to create a station. PANDORA Requires Update Appears when Pandora version is not supported. Please update the device application. PANDORA Unavailable Appears when Pandora is performing system maintenance. Try again later. PANDORA Cannot Connect Appears when Pandora is unable to play music. Check your device. PANDORA Loading... Appears when Pandora is loading. General Information on the Audio System XM® Radio Service * ■ Subscribing to XM® Radio 1. You need your radio ID ready before registering for subscription. To see the ID in the display: Turn the selector knob until 0 appears. 2. Have your radio ID and credit card number ready, and either call or visit the XM® website to subscribe. ■ Receiving XM® Radio Press the (XM®) button and stay in this mode for about 30 minutes until the service is activated. Make sure your vehicle is in an open area with good reception. Loading...: XM® is loading the audio or program information. Channel Off Air: The channel is not currently broadcasting. Channel Not Authorized: XM® radio is receiving information update from the network. No Signal: The signal is too weak in the current location. --------: No such channel exists, the channel is not part of your subscription, or the artist or title information is unavailable. Check Antenna: There is a problem with the XM® antenna. Contact a dealer. * Not available on all models Contact Information for XM® Radio: US: XM® Radio at www.siriusxm.com or 1-800-8529696 Canada: XM® Canada at www.xmradio.ca, or 1-877209-0079 1Receiving XM® Radio The XM® satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions. Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator. You may experience reception problems under the following circumstances: • In a location with an obstruction to the south of your vehicle. • In tunnels • On the lower level of a multi-tiered road • Large items carried on the roof rack Features ■ XM® Radio Display Messages 1Subscribing to XM® Radio 183 uuGeneral Information on the Audio SystemuRecommended CDs Recommended CDs • Use only high-quality CD-R or CD-RW discs labeled for audio use. • Use only CD-R or CD-RW discs on which the recordings are closed. • Play only standard round-shaped CDs. The CD packages or jackets should have one of these marks. ■ CDs with MP3, WMA or AAC files Features 184 • Some software files may not allow for audio play or text data display. • Some versions of MP3, WMA or AAC formats may be unsupported. 1Recommended CDs A Dual-disc cannot play on this audio unit. If recorded under certain conditions, a CD-R or CD-RW may not play either. uuGeneral Information on the Audio SystemuRecommended CDs ■ Protecting CDs Follow these precautions when handling or storing CDs: • Store a CD in its case when it is not being played. • When wiping a CD, use a soft clean cloth from the center to the outside edge. • Handle a CD by its edge. Never touch either surface. • Never insert foreign objects into the CD player. • Keep CDs out of direct sunlight and extreme heat. • Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the CD. • Avoid fingerprints, liquids, and felt-tip pens on the CD. 1Protecting CDs NOTICE Do not insert a damaged CD. It may be stuck inside and damage the audio unit. Examples: ● Bubbled, wrinkled, labeled, and excessively thick CDs Bubbled/ Wrinkled ● Using Printer Label Kit Sealed With Plastic Ring ● Poor quality Damaged CDs CDs Chipped/ Cracked Small CDs Warped Features ● With Label/ Sticker Burrs 3-inch (8-cm) CD 185 uuGeneral Information on the Audio SystemuCompatible iPod, iPhone, and USB Flash Drives Compatible iPod, iPhone, and USB Flash Drives ■ iPod and iPhone Model Compatibility Model iPod (5th generation) iPod classic 80/160GB (launched in 2007) iPod classic 120GB (launched in 2008) iPod classic 160GB (launched in 2009) iPod nano (launched in 2010) iPod touch (launched in 2010) iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4 Features 186 ■ USB Flash Drives • • • • • Use a recommended USB flash drive of 256 MB or higher. Some digital audio players may not be compatible. Some USB flash drives (e.g., a device with security lockout) may not work. Some software files may not allow for audio play or text data display. Some versions of MP3, WMA, or AAC formats may be unsupported. 1iPod and iPhone Model Compatibility This system may not work with all software versions of these devices. 1USB Flash Drives Files on the USB flash drive are played in their stored order. This order may be different from the order displayed on your PC or device. HomeLink® Universal Transceiver * The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver can be programmed to operate up to three remote controlled devices around your home, such as garage doors, lighting, or home security systems. ■ Important Safety Precautions Refer to the safety information that comes with your garage door opener to test that the safety features are functioning properly. If you do not have the safety information, contact the manufacturer. 1HomeLink® Universal Transceiver * HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls., Inc. Before programming HomeLink to operate a garage door opener, confirm that the opener has an external entrapment protection system, such as an “electronic eye,” or other safety and reverse stop features. If it does not, HomeLink may not be able to operate it. Before programming HomeLink, make sure that people and objects are out of the way of the garage or gate to prevent potential injury or damage. Features When programming a garage door opener, park just outside the garage door’s path. Training HomeLink Red Indicator * Not available on all models If you have not trained any of the buttons in HomeLink before, you should erase any previously learned codes. To do this: • Press and hold the two outside buttons for about 20 seconds, until the red indicator blinks. Release the buttons, and proceed to step 1. • If you are training the second or third button, go directly to step 1. Continued 187 uuHomeLink® Universal Transceiver * uTraining HomeLink 1Training HomeLink ■ Training a Button 1. Position the remote transmitter you wish to link 1 to 3 inches (3-8 cm) from the HomeLink button you want to program. 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button and the button on the remote transmitter. Does the HomeLink indicator (LED) blink after 10 secs? YES 1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button until the HomeLink indicator begins to blink. NO NO 3. Features Press and hold the programmed HomeLink button for about a sec. Does the device (garage door opener) work? YES Training Complete 5. YES NO 4. Press and hold the remote and the HomeLink button at the same time. Then, while continuing to hold the HomeLink button, press and release the button on the remote every 2 secs. Dose the LED blink within 20 secs? Press and hold the HomeLink button again. HomeLink LED is on. Press and hold the HomeLink button again. The remote-controlled device should operate. Training Complete 188 a. Retraining a Button If you want to retrain a programmed button for a new device, you do not have to erase all button memory. You can replace the existing memory code using this procedure: HomeLink indicator blinks for 2 secs, then remains on. a. The remote has a rolling code. Press the “learn” button on the remote-controlled device (e.g. garage door opener). b. Within 30 secs, press and hold the programmed HomeLink button for 2 secs. Standard transmitter Rolling code transmitter Indicator remains on for about 25 secs. Indicator blinks rapidly for two secs, then remains on for about 23 secs. 2. Continue to hold the HomeLink button and follow steps 1 - 3 under “Training a Button.” Erasing Codes To erase all the codes, press and hold the two outside buttons until the HomeLink indicator begins to blink (about 10 to 20 secs). You should erase all codes before selling the vehicle. If you have any problems, see the device’s instructions, visit www.homelink.com, or call HomeLink at 1-800-355-3515. Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® Models with navigation system See the Navigation System Manual for how to operate Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®. Models without navigation system Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) allows you to place and receive phone calls using your vehicle's audio system, without handling your cell phone. Using HFL To use HFL, you need a Bluetooth-compatible cell phone. For a list of compatible phones, pairing procedures, and special feature capabilities: • U.S.: Visit www.acura.com/handsfreelink, or call 1888-528-7876. • Canada: Visit www.handsfreelink.ca, or call 1-888528-7876. Voice control tips ■ HFL Buttons Hang-up Button 1Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® • Aim the vents away from the ceiling and close the Pick-up Button Volume Microphone down PHONE Button Talk Button Back Button Selector Knob (Pick-up) button: Press to go directly to the Phone screen or to answer an incoming call. (Hang-up) button: Press to end a call. (Talk) button: Press to call a number with a stored voice tag. (Back) button: Press to cancel a command. PHONE button: Press to go directly to the Phone screen. Selector knob: Rotate to select an item on the screen, then press Features windows, as noise coming from them may interfere with the microphone. • Press and release the button when you want to call a number using a stored voice tag. Speak clearly and naturally after a beep. • If the microphone picks up voices other than yours, the command may be misinterpreted. • To change the volume level, use the audio system's volume knob or the remote audio controls on the steering wheel. Volume up State or local laws may prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. If you receive a call while using the audio system, the system resumes its operation after ending the call. . Continued 189 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uUsing HFL ■ HFL Status Display Bluetooth Indicator Comes on when your phone is connected to HFL. 1Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® The audio/information screen notifies you when there is an incoming call. Roam Status Signal Strength Battery Level Status HFL Mode HFL Limitations An incoming call on HFL will interrupt the audio system when it is playing. It will resume when the call is ended. Features 1HFL Status Display The information that appears on the audio/ information screen varies between phone models. You can change the system language to English, French, or Spanish. 2 Language Selection P. 158 Caller Name ■ Limitations for Manual Operation Certain manual functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. You cannot select a grayed-out option until the vehicle is stopped. Only previously stored speed dial entries with voice tags can be called using voice commands while the vehicle is in motion. Disabled option 190 Bluetooth® Wireless Technology The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motors Co., Ltd., is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. 2 Speed Dial P. 206 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus HFL Menus 1HFL Menus The power mode must be in ACCESSORY or ON to use HFL. To use HFL, you must first pair your Bluetoothcompatible cell phone to the system while the vehicle is parked. PHONE or Phone Speed Dial*1 Display your speed dial entry lists. Some functions are limited while driving. A message appears on the screen when the vehicle is moving and the operation is canceled. (up to 15 entries per paired phone) Call History*1 Display the last 20 outgoing calls. Received Calls Display the last 20 incoming calls. Missed Calls Display the last 20 missed calls. Features Dialed Calls Phonebook*1 Display the paired phone’s phonebook. Dial*1 Enter a phone number to dial. *1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL. Continued 191 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus Redial*1 Redial the last number dialed in the phone’s history. Select message and Text Message . Message is read aloud Read/Stop reading System reads received message aloud, or Features stop message from being read. Reply Call Display Message *1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL. 192 Reply to a received message using one of six fixed phrases. Make a call to the sender. See an entire received message (if more than three lines of text). uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus Phone Setup Connection Add a New Phone Pair a phone to the system. Connect a Phone Connect a phone to the system. Features Disconnect Phone Disconnect a paired phone from the system. Delete a Phone Delete a previously paired phone. Pairing Code Create a code for a paired phone. *1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL. Continued 193 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus Add New Speed Dial*1 Phonebook Select a phone number from the phonebook to store as a speed dial number. Call History Select a phone number from the call history to store as a speed dial number. Phone Number Features Existing entry list Enter a phone number to store as a speed dial number. Change Speed Dial Change a previously stored speed dial number. Delete Speed Dial Delete a previously stored speed dial number. Store Voice Tag Create a voice tag for a speed dial number. Change Voice Tag Change a voice tag for a speed dial number. Delete Voice Tag *1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL. 194 Delete a voice tag for a speed dial number. uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus Auto Transfer Caller ID Info Set calls to automatically transfer from your phone to HFL when you enter the vehicle. Name Priority Number Priority Message Notice System Clear Prioritize the caller’s phone number as the caller ID. Features Passcode*1 Prioritize the caller’s name as the caller ID. Create a security PIN for a paired phone. Turn incoming text message notifications on or off. Clear the system of all paired phones, phonebook entries, and security codes. *1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL. Continued 195 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus 1Phone Setup ■ Phone Setup ■ To pair a cell phone (when there is no phone paired to the system) 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Yes, then press . 3. Make sure your phone is in search or discoverable mode, then press . u HFL automatically searches for a Bluetooth device. Features 4. When your phone appears on the list, select it by pressing . u If your phone doesn’t appear, select Phone Not Found? and search for Bluetooth devices using your phone. From your phone, select HandsFreeLink. 5. HFL gives you a four-digit pairing code to input on your phone. When your phone prompts you, input the four-digit pairing code. 6. You will receive a notification on the screen if pairing is successful. 196 Your Bluetooth-compatible phone must be paired to HFL before you can make and receive hands-free calls. Phone Pairing Tips: • You cannot pair your phone while the vehicle is moving. • Up to six phones can be paired. • Your phone's battery may drain faster when it is paired to HFL. • If your phone is not ready for pairing or not found by the system within three minutes, the system will time out and returns to idle. Once you have paired a phone, you can see it displayed on the screen with one or two icons on the right side. These icons indicate the following: : The phone can be used with HFL. : The phone is compatible with Bluetooth® Audio. uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ To pair a cell phone (when a phone has already been paired to the system) 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. u If a prompt appears asking to connect to a phone, select No and proceed with step 2. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . 5. Rotate to select Empty, then press Features 3. Rotate to select Connection, then press . 4. Rotate to select Add a New Phone, then press . u The screen changes to Select Location. . Continued 197 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus 6. Make sure your phone is in search or discoverable mode, then press . u HFL automatically searches for a Bluetooth device. Features 7. When your phone appears on the list, select it by pressing . u If your phone doesn’t appear, select Phone Not Found? and search for Bluetooth devices using your phone. From your phone, select HandsFreeLink. 8. HFL gives you a four-digit pairing code to input on your phone. When your phone prompts you, input the four-digit pairing code. 9. You will receive a notification on the screen if pairing is successful. 198 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ To change the pairing code setting 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . 1To change the pairing code setting The default pairing code is 0000 until you change the setting. To create your own, select Fixed, and delete the current code, then enter a new one. For a randomly generated pairing code each time you pair a phone, select Random. Features 3. Rotate to select Connection, then press . 4. Rotate to select Pairing Code, then press . 5. Rotate to select Fixed or Random, then press . Continued 199 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ To delete a paired phone 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . u Repeat the procedure to select Connection, then Delete a Phone. 3. Rotate to select a phone you want to delete, then press . Features 4. You will receive a confirmation message on the screen. Rotate to select Yes, then press . u You will receive a notification on the screen if it is successful. 200 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus 1To Set Up a Text Message Notice Option ■ To Set Up a Text Message Notice Option 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . Features 3. Rotate to select Message Notice, then press . On: A pop-up notification comes on every time you receive a new text message. Off: The message you receive is stored in the system without notification. 4. Rotate to select a mode you want, then press . Continued 201 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus 1To Create a Security PIN ■ To Create a Security PIN You can protect each of the six cell phones with a security PIN. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . u Repeat the procedure to select Passcode. 3. Select a phone you want to add a security PIN to. u Rotate to select a phone you want to add a security PIN to, then press . Features 4. You will receive a confirmation message on the screen. u Rotate to select Yes, then press . 5. Enter a new four-digit number. u Rotate to select, then press . Press to delete. Press to enter the security PIN. 6. Re-enter the four-digit number. u The screen returns to the screen in step 2. 202 In the phone is already security PIN protected, you need to enter the current security PIN before clearing the PIN or creating a new one. uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ Automatic Transferring If you get into the vehicle while you are on the phone, the call can be automatically transferred to HFL. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . u Repeat the procedure to select Auto Transfer. 3. Rotate to select On, then press . 4. You will receive a notification on the screen if the change is successful. 1Caller’s ID Information You can select a caller’s information to be displayed when you have an incoming call. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . u Repeat the procedure to select Caller ID Info. 3. Rotate to select a mode you want, then press . 4. You will receive a notification on the screen if the change is successful. Continued Features ■ Caller’s ID Information Name Priority mode: A caller’s name is displayed if it is stored in the phonebook. Number Priority mode: A caller’s phone number is displayed. 203 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ To Clear the System Security codes, paired phones, all stored voice tags, all speed dial entries, and all imported phonebook data are erased. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . u Repeat the procedure to select System Clear. 3. Rotate to select Yes, then press . Features 4. You will receive a notification message on the screen. Rotate to select Yes, then press . 5. You will receive a confirmation message on the screen. Press to finish. 204 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ Automatic Import of Cellular Phonebook and Call History When your phone is paired, the contents of its phonebook and call history are automatically imported to HFL. 1Automatic Import of Cellular Phonebook and Call History When you select a person from the list in the cellular phonebook, you can see up to three category icons. The icons indicate what types of numbers are stored for that name. Fax Home Car Mobile Message Work Other Pager Voice Features Pref On some phones, it may not be possible to import the category icons to HFL. The phonebook is updated after every connection. Call history is updated after every connection or call. Continued 205 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ Speed Dial Features 206 Up to 15 speed dial numbers can be stored per phone. To store a speed dial number: 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . u Repeat the procedure to select Speed Dial, then Add New. 3. Rotate to select a place to choose a number from, then press . By Phonebook: u Select a number from the linked cell phone’s imported phonebook. By Call History: u Select a number from the call history. By Phone Number: u Input the number manually. 4. When the speed dial is successfully stored, you are asked to create a voice tag for the number. Rotate to select Yes or No, then press . 5. Using the button, follow the prompts to say the name for the speed dial entry. 1Speed Dial You can use the audio preset buttons during a call to store a speed dial number: 1. Press and hold the desired audio preset button during a call. 2. The contact information for the active call will be stored for the corresponding speed dial. When a voice tag is stored, press the call the number using the voice tag. button to uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ To add a voice tag to a stored speed dial number 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . u Repeat the procedure to select Speed Dial. 3. Select an existing speed dial entry. 4. Rotate to select Store Voice Tag, then press . 5. Using the button, follow the prompts to complete the voice tag. 1Speed Dial Avoid using duplicate voice tag. Avoid using “home” as a voice tag. It is easier for HFL to recognize a longer name. For example, use “John Smith” instead of “John.” Features ■ To delete a voice tag 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . u Repeat the procedure to select Speed Dial. 3. Select an existing speed dial entry. 4. Rotate to select Delete Voice Tag, then press . u You will receive a confirmation message on the screen. Rotate to select Yes, then press . Continued 207 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ To delete a speed dial number 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press . u Repeat the procedure to select Speed Dial. 3. Select an existing speed dial entry. 4. Rotate to select Delete Speed Dial, then press . u You will receive a confirmation message on the screen. Rotate to select Yes, then press . Features ■ Making a Call You can make calls by inputting any phone number, or by using the imported phonebook, call history, speed dial entries, or redial. 1Making a Call Any voice-tagged speed dial entry can be dialed by voice from any screen. Press the button and follow the prompts. The maximum range between your phone and vehicles is 30 feet (10 meters). Once a call is connected, you can hear the voice of the person you are calling through the audio speakers. 208 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ To make a call using the imported ■ To make a call using a phone number 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Dial, then press . 3. Rotate to select a number, then press . 4. Rotate to select , then press . u Dialing starts automatically. Continued 1To make a call using the imported phonebook This function is disabled while the vehicle is moving. However, you can call a stored speed dial number with a voice tag using voice commands. 2 Limitations for Manual Operation P. 190 2 Speed Dial P. 206 Features phonebook When your phone is paired, the contents of its phonebook are automatically imported to HFL. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phonebook, then press . 3. The phonebook is stored alphabetically. Rotate to select the initial, then press . 4. Rotate to select a name, then press . 5. Rotate to select a number, then press . u Dialing starts automatically. 1To make a call using a phone number This function is disabled while the vehicle is moving. However, you can call a stored speed dial number with a voice tag using voice commands. 2 Limitations for Manual Operation P. 190 2 Speed Dial P. 206 209 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ To make a call using redial 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Redial, then press . u Dialing starts automatically. ■ To make a call using the call history Features 210 Call history is stored by Dialed Calls, Received Calls, and Missed Calls. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Call History, then press . 3. Rotate to select Dialed Calls, Received Calls, or Missed Calls, then press . 4. Rotate to select a number, then press . u Dialing starts automatically. ■ To make a call using a speed dial entry 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Speed Dial, then press . 3. Rotate to select a number, then press . u Dialing starts automatically. 1To make a call using the call history The call history displays the last 20 dialed, received, or missed calls. (Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL.) 1To make a call using a speed dial entry On the Phone screen, the first six speed dials on the list can be directly selected by pressing the corresponding audio preset buttons (1-6). Select More Speed Dial Lists to view another paired phone’s speed dial list. When a voice tag is stored, press the call the number using the voice tag. 2 Speed Dial P. 206 button to Any voice-tagged speed dial entry can be dialed by voice from any screen. Press the button and follow the prompts. uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus 1Receiving a Call ■ Receiving a Call HFL Mode Caller Name When there is an incoming call, an audible notification sounds (if activated) and the Incoming Call screen appears. Press the Press the button to answer the call. button to decline or end the call. Call Waiting Press the button to put the current call on hold to answer the incoming call. Press the button again to return to the current call. Ignore the incoming call if you do not want to answer it. Press the button if you want to hang up the current call. Features Continued 211 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus 1Options During a Call ■ Options During a Call The following options are available during a call. Mute: Mute your voice. Transfer Call: Transfer a call from HFL to your phone. Touch Tones: Send numbers during a call. This is useful when you call a menudriven phone system. 1. To view the available options, press the PHONE button. Features 2. Rotate to select the option, then press . u The check box is checked when Mute is selected. Select Mute again to turn it off. 212 Touch Tones: Available on some phones. uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus 1Receiving a Text Message ■ Receiving a Text Message Continued The system does not display any received messages while you are driving. You can only hear them read aloud. With some phones, you may be able to display up to 20 most recent text messages. Only the first three lines of the received message are displayed with this option. 2 Displaying an entire message P. 217 State or local laws may limit your use of the HFL text message feature. Only use the text message feature when conditions allow you to do so safely. Features HFL can display newly received text messages as well as 20 of the most recently received messages on a linked cell phone. Each received message can be read aloud and replied to using a fixed common phrase. 1. A pop-up appears and notifies you of a new text message. 2. Rotate to select Yes to listen to the message, then press . u The text message is displayed. The system automatically starts reading out the message. 3. To discontinue the message read-out, press the BACK button. 213 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus 1Displaying Messages ■ Displaying Messages 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Text Message, then press . The icon appears next to an unread message. Only the first three lines of the received message are displayed with this option. 2 Displaying an entire message P. 217 If you delete a message on the phone, the message is also deleted in the system. If you send a message from the system, the message goes to your phone’s outbox. Features 214 3. Rotate to select a message, then press . u The text message is displayed. The system automatically starts reading the message aloud. uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ Using the stop reading or read option 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Text Message, then press . 3. Rotate to select a message, then press . u The text message is displayed. The system automatically starts reading the message aloud. 4. Press to enter the Text Message Menu. 5. Rotate to select Stop Reading or Read, then press . 1Using the stop reading or read option This option changes to: • Stop Reading while the text message is read out. Select this option to discontinue the message readout. • Read when you go to the Text Message menu, or after you selected Stop Reading. Select this option to hear the system reading out the selected message. Features Continued 215 uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ Reply to a message Features 216 You can reply to a message using one of the six common phrases available in the system. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Text Message, then press . 3. Rotate to select a message, then press . u The text message is displayed. The system automatically starts reading out the message. 4. Press to enter the Text Message Menu. 5. Rotate to select Reply, then press . 6. Rotate to select the reply message, then press . 7. The reply message you selected is displayed. Select Yes to send the message. 1Reply to a message The available fixed reply messages are as follows: • Talk to you later, I'm driving. • I am on my way. • I'm running late. • OK • Yes • No You cannot add, edit, or delete reply messages. After you reply, the following is displayed: uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus ■ Making a call to a sender Features You can call the text message sender. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select to Text Message, then press . 3. Rotate to select a message, then press . u The text message is displayed. The system automatically starts reading out the message. 4. Press to enter the Text Message Menu. 5. Rotate to select Call, then press . u HFL begins dialing. ■ Displaying an entire message 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select to Text Message, then press . 3. Rotate to select a message, then press . u The text message is displayed. The system automatically starts reading out the message. 4. Press to enter the Text Message Menu. 5. Rotate to select Display Message, then press . 6. Rotate to scroll down and display the entire message. 217 218 Driving This chapter discusses driving, refueling, and information on items such as accessories. Before Driving Driving Preparation .......................... 220 Maximum Load Limit........................ 223 Towing a Trailer Towing Your Vehicle ........................ 225 When Driving Starting the Engine .......................... 226 Precautions While Driving................. 229 Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT).. 230 Shifting ............................................ 231 Auto Idle Stop.................................. 236 ECON Button ................................... 239 Cruise Control ................................. 240 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System ............. 243 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) .. 245 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation ......... 246 Braking Brake System ................................... 248 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ........... 250 Brake Assist System.......................... 251 Parking Your Vehicle When Stopped................................. 252 Multi-View Rear Camera.................. 253 Refueling Fuel Information .............................. 254 How to Refuel ................................. 255 Fuel Economy Improving Fuel Economy.................. 256 Accessories and Modifications Accessories ...................................... 257 Modifications................................... 257 219 Before Driving Driving Preparation Check the following items before you start driving. ■ Exterior Checks • Make sure there are no obstructions on the windows, door mirrors, exterior lights, or other parts of the vehicle. u Remove any frost, snow, or ice. u Remove any snow on the roof, as this can slip down and obstruct your field of vision while driving. If frozen solid, remove ice once it has softened. u When removing ice from around the wheels, be sure not to damage the wheel or wheel components. • Make sure the hood is securely closed. u If the hood opens while driving, your front view will be blocked. • Make sure the tires are in good condition. u Check air pressures, and check for damage and excessive wear. Driving 220 2 Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 294 • Make sure there are no people or objects behind or around the vehicle. u There are blind spots from the inside. 1Exterior Checks NOTICE When doors are frozen shut, use warm water around the door edges to melt any ice. Do not try to force them open, as this can damage the rubber trim around the doors. When done, wipe dry to avoid further freezing. Do not pour warm water into the key cylinder. You will be unable to insert the key if the water freezes in the hole. Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite flammable materials left under the hood, causing a fire. If you've parked your vehicle for an extended period, inspect and remove any debris that may have collected, such as dried grass and leaves that have fallen or have been carried in for use as a nest by a small animal. Also check under the hood for leftover flammable materials after you or someone else has performed maintenance on your vehicle. uuBefore DrivinguDriving Preparation 1Interior Checks ■ Interior Checks • Store or secure all items on board properly. u Carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle's handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe. The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not need to be adjusted. However, if you regularly carry heavy items in the trunk, have the aiming readjusted at a dealer or by a qualified technician. 2 Maximum Load Limit P. 223 2 Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside P. 111 • Adjust your seating position properly. u Adjust the head restraint, too. Driving • Do not pile items higher than the seat height. u They can block your view and may be thrown forward in the event of sudden braking. • Do not place anything in the front seat footwells. Make sure to secure the floor mat. u An object or unsecured floor mat can interfere with your brake and accelerator pedal operation while driving. • If you have any animals on board, do not let them move around in the vehicle. u They may interfere with driving and a crash could occur. • Securely close and lock all doors and the trunk. 2 Adjusting the Seats P. 135 2 Adjusting the Head Restraints P. 138 • Adjust the mirrors and steering wheel properly for your driving. u Adjust them while sitting in the proper driving position. 2 Adjusting the Mirrors P. 133 2 Adjusting the Steering Wheel P. 132 Continued 221 uuBefore DrivinguDriving Preparation • Be sure items placed on the floor behind the front seats cannot roll under the seats. u They can interfere with the driver's ability to operate the pedals, the operation of the seats, or the operation of the sensors under the seats. • Everyone in the vehicle must fasten their seat belt. 2 Fastening a Seat Belt P. 35 • Make sure that the indicators in the instrument panel come on when you start the vehicle, and go off soon after. u Always have a dealer check the vehicle if a problem is indicated. 2 Indicators P. 70 Driving 222 uuBefore DrivinguMaximum Load Limit Maximum Load Limit The maximum load for your vehicle is 850 lbs (385 kg). See Tire and Loading Information label attached to the driver's doorjamb. Label Example 1Maximum Load Limit 3 WARNING Overloading or improper loading can affect handling and stability and cause a crash in which you can be hurt or killed. Follow all load limits and other loading guidelines in this manual. This figure includes the total weight of all occupants, cargo, and accessories, and the tongue load if you are towing a trailer. Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit - Continued Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR): The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle axle. 2 Specifications P. 346 Driving (1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle's placard. (2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle. (3) Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs. (4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1,400 - 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs.) Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, all occupants, all accessories, and all cargo. 2 Specifications P. 346 223 uuBefore DrivinguMaximum Load Limit (5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in step 4. (6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). Both are on a label on the driver’s doorjamb. Load Limits Example Driving Example1 Max Load 850 lbs (385 kg) Passenger Weight 150 lbs x 2 = 300 lbs (68 kg x 2 = 136 kg) Cargo Weight 550 lbs (249 kg) Max Load 850 lbs (385 kg) Passenger Weight 150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs (68 kg x 5 = 340 kg) Cargo Weight 100 lbs (45 kg) Example2 224 Towing a Trailer Your vehicle is not designed to tow a trailer. Attempting to do so can void your warranties. Towing Your Vehicle Your vehicle is not designed to be towed behind a motor home. If your vehicle needs to be towed in an emergency, refer to the emergency towing information. 2 Emergency Towing P. 344 Driving 225 When Driving Starting the Engine 1. Make sure the parking brake is applied. 1Starting the Engine Keep your foot firmly on the brake pedal when starting the engine. The engine is harder to start in cold weather and in thinner air found at altitudes above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). 2. Check that the shift lever is in (P , then depress the brake pedal. u Although it is possible to start the vehicle in (N , it is safer to start it in (P . When starting the engine in cold weather, turn off all electrical accessories such as the lights, climate control system, and rear defogger in order to reduce battery drain. Driving If you live in a region where winter is extremely cold, an engine block heater will improve starting and warming of the engine. If temperatures consistently below -22°F (-30°C) are expected, the coolant mixture should be changed to a higher concentration to prevent freezing. Consult a dealer for details. Brake Pedal If the exhaust system sounds abnormal or you can smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle, have your vehicle checked by a dealer. There may be a problem with the engine or exhaust system. The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from theft. If an improperly coded device is used, the engine’s fuel system is disabled. 2 Immobilizer System P. 118 226 uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine 3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button without depressing the accelerator pedal. 1Starting the Engine Bring the keyless access remote close to the ENGINE START/STOP button if the battery in the keyless access remote is weak. 2 If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak P. 330 The engine may not start if the keyless access remote is subjected to strong radio waves. Do not hold the ENGINE START/STOP button to start the engine. ■ Stopping the Engine You can turn the engine off when the vehicle is completely stopped. 1. Shift to (P . 2. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button. If the engine does not start, wait at least 10 seconds before trying again. 1. Keeping your right foot on the brake pedal, release the parking brake. Check that the parking brake indicator has gone off. Driving ■ Starting to Drive 2 Parking Brake P. 248 2. Put the shift lever in (D . Select (R when reversing. 3. Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the accelerator pedal to pull away. Continued 227 uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine ■ Creep aid system With the shift lever in (D , this feature applies brake pressure briefly as you release the brake pedal to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly. ■ Hill start assist system Hill start assist keeps the brake engaged briefly to help prevent the vehicle from rolling on inclines as you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator. Move the Shift lever to (D when facing uphill, or (R when facing downhill, then release the brake pedal. Driving 228 1Hill start assist system Hill start assist may not prevent the vehicle from rolling downhill on a very steep or slippery slope, and does not operate on small inclines. Hill start assist is not a replacement for the parking brake. uuWhen DrivinguPrecautions While Driving Precautions While Driving ■ In Rain Avoid driving in deep water and on flooded roads. This can damage the engine, driveline, or cause electrical component failure. ■ Other Precautions If there is a strong impact with something under the vehicle, stop in a safe location. Check the underside of the vehicle for damage or any fluid leaks. 1Precautions While Driving NOTICE Do not operate the shift lever while pressing the accelerator pedal. You could damage the transmission. NOTICE If you repeatedly turn the steering wheel at an extremely low speed, or hold the steering wheel on the full left or right position for a while, the electric power steering (EPS) system heats up. The system goes into a protective mode, and limits its performance. The steering wheel becomes harder and harder to operate. Once the system cools down, the EPS system is restored. Repeated operation under these conditions can eventually damage the system. Driving If the power mode is set to ACCESSORY while driving, the engine will shut down and all steering and brake power assist functions will stop, making it difficult to control the vehicle. Do not put the shift lever in (N , as you will lose engine braking (and acceleration) performance. During the first 600 miles (1,000 km) of operation, avoid sudden acceleration or full throttle operation so as to not damage the engine or powertrain. Avoid hard braking for the first 200 miles (300 km). You should also follow this when the brake pads are replaced. 229 uuWhen DrivinguContinuous Variable Transmission (CVT) Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) ■ Creeping The engine runs at a higher idle speed and creeping increases. Keep the brake pedal firmly depressed when stopped. ■ Kickdown Quickly depressing the accelerator pedal while driving uphill may cause the transmission to drop to a lower ratio, unexpectedly increasing vehicle speed. Depress the accelerator pedal carefully, especially on slippery roads and curves. Driving 230 1Precautions While Driving NOTICE Following can damage the under spoiler: • Parking the vehicle by a parking block • Parallel parking along the road shoulder • Driving towards the bottom of a hill • Driving up or down to a different surface level (such as a road shoulder) • Driving on a rutted or bumpy road • Driving on a road with potholes uuWhen DrivinguShifting Shifting Change the shift position in accordance with your driving needs. 1Shifting You cannot change the power mode from ON to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) unless the shift lever is in (P . ■ Shift lever positions Park Used when parking or starting the engine Release Button The vehicle may move forward very slightly even in (N while the engine is cold. Depress the brake pedal firmly and, when necessary, apply the parking brake. When shifting gears in extremely low temperatures (-22°F/-30°C), there may be a short delay before the shift is indicated in the display. Always confirm you are in the correct speed position before driving. Reverse Used when reversing Neutral Used when idling Driving Drive Used for: ● Normal driving ● Temporarily driving in the 7-speed manual shift mode Drive (S) Used for: ● Better acceleration ● Increased engine braking ● Going up or down hills ● Driving in the 7-speed manual shift mode Continued 231 uuWhen DrivinguShifting 1Shift Lever Operation ■ Shift Lever Operation NOTICE Tachometer's red zone Shift Lever Position Indicator M (Sequential Shift mode) Indicator/Gear Position Indicator Driving Depress the brake pedal and press the shift lever release button to shift. Shift without pressing the shift lever release button. Press the shift lever release button and shift. 232 When you change the shift lever from (D to (R and vice versa, come to a complete stop and keep the brake pedal depressed. Operating the shift lever before the vehicle has come to a complete standstill can damage the transmission. Use the shift lever position indicator to check the lever position before pulling away. Whichever position the shift lever is in when driving, a blinking (D indicator indicates a transmission problem. Avoid sudden acceleration and have the transmission checked by a dealer as soon as possible. The fuel supply may be cut off if you drive at engine speeds in or over the tachometer's red zone (engine speed limit). If this happens, you may experience a slight jolt. It may not be possible to operate the shift lever if the brake pedal is applied while the shift lever release button is held down. Depress the brake pedal first. uuWhen DrivinguShifting 17-Speed Manual Shift Mode ■ 7-Speed Manual Shift Mode Use the paddle shifters to change between 1st and 7th speeds without removing your hands from the steering wheel. The transmission switches to the 7-speed manual shift mode when you pull a paddle shifter while driving. This mode is useful when engine braking is needed. ■ When the shift lever is in (D : The shift mode goes into the 7-speed manual shift mode temporarily, and the number is displayed in the shift indicator. The 7-speed manual shift mode is canceled automatically if you drive at constant speed or accelerate, and the number in the shift indicator goes off. You can also cancel this mode by pulling the (+ paddle shifter for a few seconds. The 7-speed manual shift mode is especially useful when reducing the vehicle speed temporarily before making a turn. The shift mode goes into the 7-speed manual shift mode. The (M indicator and the speed number are displayed in the shift indicator. As the vehicle speed slows down, the transmission automatically shifts down accordingly. When the vehicle comes to a stop, it automatically shifts down into 1st. When the engine speed reaches near the tachometer’s red zone, the transmission shifts up automatically. When the engine speed reaches the lowest threshold of the selected speed position, the transmission shifts down automatically. Operating the paddle shifters on slippery surfaces may cause the tires to lock up. In this case, the 7speed manual shift mode is canceled and goes back to the normal D driving mode. Driving ■ When the shift lever is in (S : In the 7-speed manual shift mode, the transmission shifts up or down by operating either paddle shifter under the following conditions: Shift Up: The engine speed reaches the lowest threshold of the higher speed position. Shift Down: The engine speed reaches the highest threshold of the lower speed position. If the vehicle speed increases and the engine speed reaches near the tachometer's red zone, the transmission automatically shifts up. You can only pull away in 1st speed. When canceling out of the 7-speed manual shift mode, move the shift lever from (S to (D . When the 7-speed manual shift mode is cancelled, the M indicator and shift indicator go off. Continued 233 uuWhen DrivinguShifting 17-Speed Manual Shift Mode Operation ■ 7-Speed Manual Shift Mode Operation Paddle Shifter (Shift down) Paddle Shifter (Shift up) Each paddle shift operation makes a single speed change. To change continuously, release the paddle shifter before pulling it again for the next speed. Recommended Shift Points Use this table as a guideline for efficient fuel economy and effective emission control. Driving Shift Up 1 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5 5 to 6 6 to 7 Downshifting when pulling the paddle shifter. (Changes to a lower gear) 234 Upshifting when pulling the paddle shifter. (Changes to a higher gear) Normal Acceleration 15 mph (24 km/h) 25 mph (40 km/h) 40 mph (64 km/h) 47 mph (76 km/h) 52 mph (84 km/h) 57 mph (92 km/h) The shift indicator blinks when you cannot shift up or down. It indicates that your vehicle speed is not in its allowable shifting range. Slightly accelerate to shift up and decelerate to shift down while the indicator is blinking. uuWhen DrivinguShifting 1L Mode Operation ■ L Mode Operation Use this mode to get more power when climbing hills. To switch to the L mode, pull and hold both paddle shifters ( (+ and (- ) at the same time with the shift lever in (S . Use the L mode to get more engine braking in the 7speed manual shift mode. L is displayed in the 7-speed manual shift mode indicator. Driving To cancel this mode, pull and hold both paddle shifters again, or move the shift lever from (S to (D . The L indicator goes off. 235 uuWhen DrivinguAuto Idle Stop Auto Idle Stop To help maximize fuel economy, Auto Idle Stop shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop, depending on environmental and vehicle operating conditions. The AUTO STOP indicator blinks at this time. The engine then restarts once the vehicle is about to move again, and the indicator goes off. AUTO STOP Indicator Driving 236 If the driver’s door is opened while the indicator is blinking, a buzzer sounds to notify you that the Auto Idle Stop function is in operation. 1Auto Idle Stop The duration of the Auto Idle Stop operation: • Increases in the ECON mode, compared to when the ECON mode is off, with climate control in use. • Decreases if you operate the wiper and climate control simultaneously. uuWhen DrivinguAuto Idle Stop 1Auto Idle Stop Activates When: ■ Auto Idle Stop Activates When: The auto idle stop may also activate when the brake pedal is depressed, and the vehicle slows down to a speed below 6 mph (10 km/h). The vehicle stops with the shift lever in (D and the brake pedal depressed. ■ Auto idle stop does not activate when: • The low temperature indicator is on. • The IMA battery charge is low. • The bars of the IMA motor power flow monitor do not move when accelerating or decelerating. • The transmission fluid temperature is low. • The vehicle comes to a stop again before the vehicle speed reaches 9 mph (15 km/h) after the engine starts. • Stopped on a steep incline. • The shift lever is in a position other than (D or (N . • Certain ambient conditions (strong sunlight, high or low temperatures, etc.) can prevent Auto Idle Stop from activating, even if the set temperature and the actual interior temperature are around the same. • The vehicle is stopped by braking suddenly. Continued Driving ■ Auto idle stop may not activate when: 237 uuWhen DrivinguAuto Idle Stop ■ The Engine Automatically Restarts When: The brake pedal is released. ■ The engine restarts even if the brake pedal is depressed when: • The shift position is changed to (R . • The accelerator pedal is depressed. • The pressure to the brake pedal is reduced and the vehicle starts moving while stopped on an incline. • The IMA battery charge becomes low. • The low temperature indicator comes on. • Ambient conditions that may differentiate the interior temperature from the set temperature can also be the cause to start the engine. Driving 238 uuWhen DrivinguECON Button ECON Button The ECON button turns the ECON mode on and off. The ECON mode helps you improve your fuel economy by adjusting the performance of the engine, transmission, climate control system, and cruise control. Driving 239 uuWhen DrivinguCruise Control Cruise Control Maintains a constant vehicle speed without having to keep your foot on the accelerator. Use cruise control on freeways or open roads where you can travel at a constant speed with little acceleration or deceleration. ■ Vehicle speed for cruise control: ■ Shift positions for cruise control: 3 WARNING Improper use of the cruise control can lead to a crash. When to use Desired speed in a range above roughly 25 mph (40 km/h) ~ 1Cruise Control Always keep sufficient distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Use the cruise control only when traveling on open highways in good weather. In (D or (S It may not be possible to maintain a constant speed when driving uphill or downhill. How to use Driving 240 CRUISE MAIN is on in the instrument panel. When not using cruise control: Turn off cruise control by pressing the CRUISE button. Cruise control is ready to use. ■ Press the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. While in the ECON mode, it may take relatively more time to accelerate to maintain the set speed. uuWhen DrivinguCruise Control ■ To Set the Vehicle Speed DECEL/SET Button On On Press and release On when cruise control begins. Take your foot off the pedal and press the DECEL/SET button when you reach the desired speed. Continued Driving The moment you release the DECEL/SET button, the set speed is fixed, and cruise control begins. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator comes on. 241 uuWhen DrivinguCruise Control 1To Adjust the Vehicle Speed ■ To Adjust the Vehicle Speed Increase or decrease the vehicle speed using the RES/ACCEL or DECEL/SET buttons on the steering wheel. You can set the vehicle speed using the DECEL/SET button on the steering wheel when adjusting the speed with the accelerator and brake pedals. To increase speed To decrease speed Driving • Each time you press the button, the vehicle speed is increased or decreased by about 1 mph (1.6 km/h). • If you keep the button pressed, the vehicle speed increased or decreased by about 10 mph (16 km/h). 1To Cancel ■ To Cancel CRUISE Button To cancel cruise control, do any of the following: • Press the CANCEL button. • Press the CRUISE button. • Depress the brake pedal. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator goes off. Resuming the prior set speed: After cruise control has been canceled, you can still resume the prior set speed by pressing the RES/ ACCEL button while driving at a speed of at least 25 mph (40 km/h) or more. You cannot set or resume in the following situations: • When vehicle speed is less than 25 mph (40 km/h) • When the CRUISE button is turned off CANCEL Button At vehicle speeds of 22 mph (35 km/h) or less, cruise control is canceled automatically. 242 uuWhen DrivinguVehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System VSA® helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less than what was intended. It also assists in maintaining traction on slippery surfaces. It does so by regulating engine output and selectively applying the brakes. ■ VSA® Operation When VSA® activates, you may notice that the engine does not respond to the accelerator. You may also notice some noise from the hydraulic system. You will also see the indicator blink. The VSA® may not function properly if tire type and size are mixed. Make sure to use the same size and type of tire, and the air pressures as specified. When the VSA® indicator comes on and stays on while driving, there may be a problem with the system. While this may not interfere with normal driving, have your vehicle checked by a dealer immediately. VSA® cannot enhance stability in all driving situations and does not control the entire braking system. You still need to drive and corner at speeds appropriate for the conditions and always leave a sufficient margin of safety. The main function of the VSA® system is generally known as Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The system also includes a traction control function. Continued Driving VSA® System Indicator 1Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System 243 uuWhen DrivinguVehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System ■ VSA® On and Off VSA® OFF Indicator This button is on the driver side control panel. To turn the VSA® system on and off, press and hold it until you hear a beep. VSA® will stop and the indicator will come on. To turn it on again, press the button until you hear a beep. (VSA® OFF) VSA® is turned on every time you start the engine, even if you turned it off the last time you drove the vehicle. 1Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System Without VSA®, your vehicle will have normal braking and cornering ability, but it will not have VSA® traction and stability enhancement. In certain unusual conditions when your vehicle gets stuck in shallow mud or fresh snow, it may be easier to free it with the VSA® temporarily switched off. When the VSA® system is off, the traction control system is also off. You should only attempt to free your vehicle with the VSA® off if you are not able to free it when the VSA® is on. Driving Immediately after freeing your vehicle, be sure to switch VSA® on again. We do not recommend driving your vehicle with the VSA® and traction control systems switched off. If the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on or blinks, the VSA® system comes on automatically. In this case, you cannot turn the system off by pressing the button. You may hear a motor sound coming from the engine compartment while system checks are being performed immediately after starting the engine or while driving. This is normal. 244 uuWhen DrivinguTire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) U.S. models only Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Monitors the tire pressure while you are driving. If your vehicle’s tire pressure becomes significantly low, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on and a message appears on the multi-information display. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE is displayed when a tire has significantly low pressure. 1Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Conditions such as low ambient temperature and altitude change directly affect tire pressure and can trigger the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator to come on. 2 If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or Blinks P. 340 Tire pressure checked and inflated in: • Warm weather can become under-inflated in colder weather. • Cold weather can become over-inflated in warmer weather. The low tire pressure/TPMS indicator will not come on as a result of over inflation. Driving 245 uuWhen DrivinguTire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation U.S. models Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.) As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale Driving when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle's handling and stopping ability. 246 uuWhen DrivinguTire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale. Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Driving When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended. Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly. 247 Braking Brake System 1Parking Brake ■ Parking Brake Use the parking brake to keep the vehicle stationary when parking. To apply: Pull the lever fully up without pressing the release button. NOTICE Release the parking brake fully before driving. The rear brakes and axle can be damaged if you drive with the parking brake applied. If you start driving without fully releasing the parking brake, a buzzer sounds as a warning, and RELEASE PARKING BRAKE appears on the multi-information display. Always apply the parking brake when parking. Driving 248 To release: 1. Pull the lever slightly, and press and hold the release button. 2. Lower the lever down all the way, then release the button. uuBrakinguBrake System ■ Foot Brake Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels. A vacuum power assist helps reduce the effort needed on the brake pedal. The brake assist system increases the stopping force when you depress the brake pedal hard in an emergency situation. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps you retain steering control when braking very hard. 2 Brake Assist System P. 251 2 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) P. 250 1Foot Brake Check the brakes after driving through deep water, or if there is a buildup of road surface water. If necessary, dry the brakes by lightly depressing the pedal several times. If you hear a continuous metallic friction sound when applying the brakes, the brake pads need to be replaced. Have the vehicle checked by a dealer. Constantly using the brake pedal while going down a long hill builds up heat, which reduces the brake effectiveness. Apply engine braking by taking your foot off the accelerator pedal and downshifting to a lower speed position. Driving Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while driving, as it will lightly apply the brakes and cause them to lose effectiveness over time and reduce pad life. It will also confuse drivers behind you. 249 uuBrakinguAnti-lock Brake System (ABS) Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ■ ABS Helps prevent the wheels from locking up, and helps you retain steering control by pumping the brakes rapidly, much faster than you. The electronic brake distribution (EBD) system, which is part of the ABS, also balances the front-to-rear braking distribution according to vehicle loading. You should never pump the brake pedal. Let the ABS work for you by always keeping firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. This is sometimes referred to as “stomp and steer.” ■ ABS operation Driving The brake pedal may pulsate slightly when the ABS is working. Keep holding the pedal firmly down. On dry pavement, you will need to press on the brake pedal very hard before the ABS activates. However, you may feel the ABS activate immediately if you are trying to stop on snow or ice. When the vehicle speed goes under 6 mph (10 km/h), the ABS stops. 1Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) NOTICE The ABS may not function correctly if you use an incorrect tire type and size. When the ABS indicator comes on while driving, there may be a problem with the system. While normal braking is not affected, there is a possibility of the ABS not operating. Have the vehicle checked by a dealer immediately. The ABS does not reduce the time or distance it takes to stop the vehicle. It only helps with steering control during hard braking. In the following cases, your vehicle may need more stopping distance than a vehicle without the ABS: • When driving on rough road surfaces, including when driving on uneven surfaces, such as gravel or snow. • When tire chains are installed. You may hear a motor sound coming from the engine compartment while system checks are being performed immediately after starting the engine or while driving. This is normal. 250 uuBrakinguBrake Assist System Brake Assist System ■ Brake Assist System Designed to assist the driver by generating greater braking force when you depress the brake pedal hard during emergency braking. ■ Brake assist system operation Press the brake pedal firmly for more powerful braking. When brake assist operates, the pedal may wiggle slightly and an operating noise may be heard. This is normal. Keep holding the brake pedal firmly down. Driving 251 Parking Your Vehicle When Stopped 1. Depress the brake pedal firmly with the shift lever in (D . 2. Firmly apply the parking brake. 3. Move the shift lever from (D to (P . 4. Turn off the engine. 1Parking Your Vehicle Always set the parking brake firmly, in particular if you are parked on an incline. 1When Stopped Do not park your vehicle near flammable objects, such as dry grass, oil, or timber. Heat from the exhaust can cause a fire. NOTICE The following can damage the transmission: • Depressing the accelerator and brake pedals simultaneously. • Holding the vehicle in place when facing uphill by depressing the accelerator pedal. • Moving the shift lever into (P before the vehicle stops completely. Raise the wiper arms when snow is expected. Driving 252 Multi-View Rear Camera About Your Multi-View Rear Camera 1About Your Multi-View Rear Camera Models with navigation system See the Navigation System Manual. Models without navigation system The audio/information screen can display your vehicle’s rear view. The display automatically changes to the rear view when the shift lever is moved to (R . ■ Multi-View Rear Camera Display Area Wide View Mode Guidelines Bumper Normal View Mode Visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up. Certain conditions (such as weather, lighting, and high temperatures) may also restrict the rear view. Do not rely on the rearview display which does not give you all information about conditions at the back of your vehicle. If the camera lens is covered with dirt or moisture, use a soft, moist cloth to keep the lens clean and free of debris. Driving Camera Approx. 20 inches (50 cm) Approx. 39 inches (1 m) The rear camera view is restricted. You cannot see the corner ends of the bumper or what is underneath the bumper. Its unique lens also makes objects appear closer or farther than they actually are. Top Down View Mode Approx. 79 inches (2 m) Approx. 118 inches (3 m) You can view three different camera angles on the rearview display. Press the selector knob to switch the angle. If the last used viewing mode is Wide or Normal, the same mode is selected the next time you shift into (R . If Top View was last used, Wide mode is selected. 253 Refueling Fuel Information ■ Fuel recommendation Unleaded premium gasoline, pump octane number 91 or higher Use of lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic knocking noise in the engine and will result in decreased engine performance. Use of gasoline with a pump octane less than 87 can lead to engine damage. ■ Top tier detergent gasoline Because the level of detergency and additives in gasoline vary in the market, Acura endorses the use of “TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline” where available to help maintain the performance and reliability of your vehicle. TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline meets a new gasoline standard jointly established by leading automotive manufacturers to meet the needs of today’s advanced engines. Driving Qualifying gasoline retailers will, in most cases, identify their gasoline as having met “TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline” standards at the retail location. This fuel is guaranteed to contain the proper level of detergent additives and be free of metallic additives. The proper level of detergent additives, and absence of harmful metallic additives in gasoline, help avoid build-up of deposits in your engine and emission control system. For further important fuel-related information for your vehicle, or on information on gasoline that does not contain MMT, visit Acura Owners at owners.acura.com. In Canada, visit www.acura.ca for additional information on gasoline. For more information on top tier gasoline, visit www.toptiergas.com. ■ Fuel tank capacity: 13.2 US gal (50 liters) 254 1Fuel Information NOTICE We recommend quality gasoline containing detergent additives that help prevent fuel system and engine deposits. In addition, in order to maintain good performance, fuel economy, and emissions control, we strongly recommend the use of gasoline that does NOT contain harmful manganese-based fuel additives such as MMT, if such gasoline is available. Use of gasoline with these additives may adversely affect performance, and cause the malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel to come on. If this happens, contact a dealer for service. Some gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such as ethanol. Your vehicle is designed to operate on oxygenated gasoline containing up to 15% ethanol by volume. Do not use gasoline containing methanol. If you notice any undesirable operating symptoms, try another service station or switch to another brand of gasoline. uuRefuelinguHow to Refuel How to Refuel 1. Stop your vehicle with the service station pump on the left side of the vehicle in the rear. 2. Turn off the engine. 3. Push on the fuel fill door release handle at the foot of the driver’s seat. u The fuel fill door opens. Push 4. Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. If you hear a release of air, wait until this stops, then turn the knob slowly to open the fuel fill cap. 1How to Refuel 3 WARNING Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. • Stop the engine, and keep heat, sparks, and flame away. • Handle fuel only outdoors. • Wipe up spills immediately. The filler nozzle automatically stops to leave space in the fuel tank so that fuel does not overflow as a result of changes in air temperature. Cap Holder 5. Place the fuel fill cap in the holder. 6. Insert the filler nozzle fully. u When the tank is full, the fuel nozzle will click off automatically. This leaves space in the fuel tank in case the fuel expands with a change in the temperature. 7. After filling, replace the fuel fill cap, tightening it until you hear it click at least once. u Shut the fuel fill door by hand. If the fuel nozzle keeps turning off when the tank is not full, there may be a problem with the pump's fuel vapor recovery system. Try filling at another pump. If this does not fix the problem, consult a dealer. Driving Cap Do not continue to add fuel after the nozzle has automatically stopped. Additional fuel can exceed the full tank capacity. 255 Fuel Economy Improving Fuel Economy Fuel economy depends on several conditions, including driving conditions, your driving habits, the condition of your vehicle, and loading. Depending on these and other conditions, you may or may not achieve the rated fuel economy of this vehicle. ■ Maintenance and Fuel Economy You can optimize your fuel economy with proper maintenance of your vehicle. Always maintain your vehicle in accordance with the messages displayed on the multi-information display. • Use the recommended viscosity engine oil, displaying the API Certification Seal. • Maintain the specified tire pressure. • Do not load the vehicle with excess cargo. • Keep your vehicle clean. A buildup of snow or mud on your vehicle's underside adds weight and increases wind resistance. Driving 256 1Improving Fuel Economy Direct calculation is the recommended method to determine actual fuel consumed while driving. Miles driven Gallons of fuel Miles per Gallon 100 Liters of fuel Kilometers driven L per 100 km In Canada, posted fuel economy numbers are established following a simulated test. For more information on how this test is performed, please visit http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/ Accessories and Modifications Accessories When installing accessories, check the following: • Do not install accessories on the windshield. They can obstruct your view and delay your reaction to driving conditions. • Do not install any accessories over areas marked SRS Airbag, on the sides or backs of the front seats, on front or side pillars, or near the side windows. Accessories installed in these areas may interfere with proper operation of the vehicle’s airbags or may be propelled into you or another occupant if the airbags deploy. • Be sure electronic accessories do not overload electrical circuits or interfere with proper operation of your vehicle. 2 Fuses P. 341 • Before installing any electronic accessory, have the installer contact a dealer for assistance. If possible, have a dealer inspect the final installation. Modifications 3 WARNING Improper accessories or modifications can affect your vehicle's handling, stability, and performance, and cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Follow all instructions in this owner's manual regarding accessories and modifications. Acura Genuine accessories are recommended to ensure proper operation on your vehicle. Driving Do not modify your vehicle or use non-Acura components that can affect its handling, stability, and reliability. 1Accessories and Modifications Overall vehicle performance can be affected. Always make sure all equipment is properly installed and maintained, and that it meets federal, state, province, territory, and local regulations. 257 258 Maintenance This chapter discusses basic maintenance. Before Performing Maintenance Inspection and Maintenance ............ 260 Safety When Performing Maintenance .... 261 Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service ........................................... 262 Maintenance MinderTM ..................... 263 Maintenance Under the Hood Maintenance Items Under the Hood..... 268 Opening the Hood ........................... 269 Engine Compartment Cover............. 270 Recommended Engine Oil ................ 272 Oil Check ......................................... 273 Adding Engine Oil ............................ 274 Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter . 275 Engine Coolant ................................ 277 Transmission Fluid............................ 279 Brake Fluid....................................... 280 Refilling Window Washer Fluid......... 281 Replacing Light Bulbs ....................... 282 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades .......................................... 292 Checking and Maintaining Tires Checking Tires ................................. 294 Tire and Loading Information Label .. 295 Tire Labeling .................................... 295 Wear Indicators ............................... 299 Tire Service Life................................ 299 Tire and Wheel Replacement ........... 300 Tire Rotation.................................... 301 Winter Tires ..................................... 302 12 Volt Battery.................................. 303 Remote Transmitter Care Replacing the Button Battery ........... 304 Climate Control System Maintenance...... 305 Cleaning Interior Care .................................... 306 Exterior Care.................................... 308 DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) .. 297 259 Before Performing Maintenance Inspection and Maintenance For your safety, perform all listed inspections and maintenance to keep your vehicle in good condition. If you become aware of any abnormality (noise, smell, insufficient brake fluid, oil residue on the ground, etc.), have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. (Note, however, that service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in effect.) Refer to the separate maintenance booklet for detailed maintenance and inspection information. ■ Types of Inspection and Maintenance ■ Daily inspections Perform inspections before long distance trips, when washing the vehicle, or when refueling. ■ Periodic inspections • Check the continuously variable transmission fluid level monthly. 2 Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Fluid P. 279 • Check the brake fluid level monthly. 2 Checking the Brake Fluid P. 280 Maintenance • Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects. U.S. models Maintenance, replacement, or repair of emissions control devices and systems may be done by any automotive repair establishment or individuals using parts that are “certified” to EPA standards. According to state and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on the maintenance main items marked with # will not void your emissions warranties. However, all maintenance services should be performed in accordance with the intervals indicated by the multi-information display. 2 Maintenance Service Items P. 266 If you want to perform complex maintenance tasks that require more skills and tools, you can purchase a subscription to the Service Express website at www.techinfo.honda.com. 2 Authorized Manuals P. 355 2 Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 294 • Check the operation of the exterior lights monthly. 2 Replacing Light Bulbs P. 282 • Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months. 2 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 292 260 1Inspection and Maintenance If you want to perform maintenance yourself, make sure that you have the necessary tools and skills first. After performing maintenance, update the records in the separate maintenance booklet. uuBefore Performing MaintenanceuSafety When Performing Maintenance Safety When Performing Maintenance Some of the most important safety precautions are given here. However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task. ■ Maintenance Safety • To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from the battery and all fuel related parts. • Never leave rags, towels, or other flammable objects under the hood. u Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite them causing a fire. • To clean parts, use a commercially available degreaser or parts cleaner, not gasoline. • Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working with the 12 volt battery or compressed air. • Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is poisonous and can kill you. u Only operate the engine if there is sufficient ventilation. • The vehicle must be in a stationary condition. u Make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground, the parking brake is set, and the engine is off. • Be aware that hot parts can burn you. u Make sure to let the engine and exhaust system cool thoroughly before touching vehicle parts. • Be aware that moving parts can injure you. u Do not start the engine unless instructed, and keep your hands and limbs away from moving parts. • Do not touch the IMA battery and wiring (orange). 3 WARNING Improperly maintaining this vehicle or failing to correct a problem before driving can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Always follow the inspection and maintenance recommendations according to the schedules in this owner's manual. 3 WARNING Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed. Always follow the procedures and precautions in this owner's manual. Maintenance ■ Vehicle Safety 1Safety When Performing Maintenance 261 uuBefore Performing MaintenanceuParts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service The use of Acura genuine parts and fluids is recommended when maintaining and servicing your vehicle. Acura genuine parts are manufactured according to the same high quality standards used in Acura vehicles. Maintenance 262 Maintenance MinderTM If the engine oil life is less than 15%, you will see the Maintenance Minder messages appear on the multi-information display every time you set the power mode to ON. The messages notify you when to change the engine oil, or when to bring your vehicle to a dealer for indicated maintenance services. Maintenance 263 uuMaintenance MinderTM uTo Use Maintenance MinderTM To Use Maintenance MinderTM ■ Displaying the Engine Oil Life and Maintenance Items Maintenance items, which should be serviced at the same time that you replace the engine oil, appear on the multi-information display. You can view them on the engine oil life screen at any time. 1. Set the power mode to ON. 2. Press the button repeatedly until the engine oil life appears on the multiinformation display. Remaining Engine Oil Life Maintenance Service Items Based on the engine operating conditions, the remaining engine oil life is calculated and displayed as a percentage. Maintenance Displayed Engine Oil Life (%) 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 15 10 5 0 Calculated Engine Oil Life (%) 100 to 91 90 to 81 80 to 71 70 to 61 60 to 51 50 to 41 40 to 31 30 to 21 20 to 16 15 to 11 10 to 6 5 to 1 0 There is a list of maintenance main and sub items you can view on the multi-information display. 2 Maintenance Service Items P. 266 Button 264 1Displaying the Engine Oil Life and Maintenance Items uuMaintenance MinderTM uTo Use Maintenance MinderTM ■ Maintenance Minder Messages on the Multi-Information Display Oil Life Display Explanation Information SERVICE DUE SOON 15 % The remaining engine oil life is 15 to 6 percent. Once you switch the display by pressing the (information) button, this message will go off. The engine oil is approaching the end of its service life, and the maintenance items should be inspected and serviced soon. SERVICE DUE NOW 5% The remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1 The engine oil has almost reached the percent. Press the button to end of its service life, and the maintenance items should be switch to another display. inspected and serviced as soon as possible. SERVICE PAST DUE Negative Distance The remaining engine oil life has The engine oil life has passed. passed its service life, and a negative The maintenance items must be distance appears after driving over 10 inspected and serviced immediately. miles (U.S. models) or 10 km (Canadian models). Press the button to switch to another display. U.S. The system message indicator ( Canada Maintenance Maintenance Message ) comes on along with the Maintenance Minder message. Continued 265 uuMaintenance MinderTM uTo Use Maintenance MinderTM 1Maintenance Service Items ■ Maintenance Service Items System Message Indicator • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years. • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km). Maintenance Minder Message • Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if they are noisy. Main Item CODE A B ● ● ● ● Maintenance ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Maintenance Main Items Replace engine oil*1 Replace engine oil*1 and oil filter Inspect front and rear brakes/service as necessary Check parking brake adjustment Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots Inspect suspension components Inspect driveshaft boots Inspect brake hoses and lines (Including ABS/VSA) Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids Inspect exhaust system# Inspect fuel lines and connections# *1: If a message SERVICE does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, change the engine oil every year. # : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty. 266 Sub Items CODE 1 2 ● ● ● ● 3 4 ● ● ● 5 ● Maintenance Sub Items Rotate tires Replace air cleaner element*2 Replace dust and pollen filter*3 Inspect drive belt Replace transmission fluid Replace spark plugs Inspect valve clearance Replace engine coolant *2: If you drive in dusty conditions, replace the air cleaner element every 15,000 miles (24,000 km). *3: If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and from diesel-powered vehicles, replace the dust and pollen filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km). uuMaintenance MinderTM uTo Use Maintenance MinderTM 1Resetting the Display ■ Resetting the Display Reset the engine oil life display if you have performed the maintenance service. Maintenance Item Codes Engine Oil Life NOTICE Failure to reset the engine oil life after a maintenance service results in the system showing incorrect maintenance intervals, which can lead to serious mechanical problems. The dealer will reset the engine oil life display after completing the required maintenance service. If someone other than a dealer performs maintenance service, reset the engine oil life display yourself. Button 1. Set the power mode to ON. 2. Go to the MAINTENANCE INFO. group. 2 Customized Features P. 95 Maintenance SEL/RESET Button 3. Press the SEL/RESET button. u The oil life reset mode is displayed on the multi-information display. 4. Select RESET with the button, then press the SEL/RESET button. u The displayed maintenance items disappear, and the engine oil life display returns to 100%. To cancel the oil life reset mode, select CANCEL, then press the SEL/RESET button. 267 Maintenance Under the Hood Maintenance Items Under the Hood Engine Oil Dipstick (Orange) Brake Fluid (Black Cap) Engine Oil Fill Cap Washer Fluid (Blue Cap) Transmission Fluid Dipstick (Yellow) 12 Volt Battery Maintenance Engine Coolant Reserve Tank Radiator Cap 268 uuMaintenance Under the HooduOpening the Hood Opening the Hood Hood Release Handle 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set the parking brake. 2. Pull the hood release handle under the lower left corner of the dashboard. u The hood will pop up slightly. Pull 1Opening the Hood NOTICE Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are raised. The hood will strike the wipers, and may damage either the hood or the wipers. When closing the hood, check that the hood is securely latched. 3. Slide the hood latch lever in the center of the hood to release the lock mechanism, and open the hood. If the hood latch lever moves stiffly, or if you can open the hood without lifting the lever, the latch mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated. Do not open the hood while the Auto Idle Stop function is activated. Lever Grip Clamp When closing, remove the support rod, and stow it in the clamp, then gently lower the hood. Remove your hand at a height of approximately 12 inches (30 cm) and let the hood close. Maintenance 4. Remove the support rod from the clamp using the grip. Mount the support rod in the hood. Support Rod 269 uuMaintenance Under the HooduEngine Compartment Cover Engine Compartment Cover The component parts in the engine compartment are protected by a cover. You may need to remove the cover when you perform certain maintenance work. To remove the cover: Clip (B) Clip (A) Holding clip (A-type) Insert a flat-tip screwdriver, lift and remove the center pin to remove the clip. Insert the clip with the center pin raised, and push until it is flat. Maintenance Push until the pin is flat Engine Compartment Cover Remove the holding clips 270 1Engine Compartment Cover uuMaintenance Under the HooduEngine Compartment Cover 1Engine Compartment Cover Holding clip (B-type) Press down the center pin until it clicks to unlock it. center pin Push the center pin back to lock the clip. Then, insert the clip into the hole and press on the center pin until it is flat. Maintenance Push until the pin is flat. 271 uuMaintenance Under the HooduRecommended Engine Oil Recommended Engine Oil • Genuine Acura Motor Oil • Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil with an API Certification Seal on the container. Oil is a major contributor to your engine's performance and longevity. If you drive the vehicle with insufficient or deteriorated oil, the engine may fail or be damaged. This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving and that it meets the American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements. Use a Genuine Acura Motor Oil or another commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity for the ambient temperature as shown. Maintenance Ambient Temperature ■ Synthetic oil You may also use synthetic motor oil if it is labeled with the API Certification Seal and is the specified viscosity grade. 272 1Recommended Engine Oil Engine Oil Additives Your vehicle does not require oil additives. In fact, they may adversely affect the engine performance and durability. uuMaintenance Under the HooduOil Check Oil Check We recommend that you check the engine oil level every time you refuel. Park the vehicle on level ground. Wait approximately three minutes after turning the engine off before you check the oil. 1. Remove the dipstick (orange). 2. Wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth or paper towel. 3. Insert the dipstick back all the way into its hole. 1Oil Check If the oil level is near or below the lower mark, slowly add oil being careful not to overfill. 4. Remove the dipstick again, and check the level. It should be between the upper and lower marks. Add oil if necessary. Lower Mark Maintenance Upper Mark 273 uuMaintenance Under the HooduAdding Engine Oil Adding Engine Oil 1. Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap. 2. Add oil slowly. 3. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap, and tighten it securely. 4. Wait for three minutes and recheck the engine oil dipstick. Engine Oil Fill Cap Maintenance 274 1Adding Engine Oil If any oil spills, wipe it up immediately. Spilled oil may damage the engine compartment components. NOTICE Do not fill the engine oil above the upper mark. Overfilling the engine oil can result in leaks and engine damage. uuMaintenance Under the HooduChanging the Engine Oil and Oil Filter Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter You must change the engine oil and oil filter regularly in order to maintain the engine's lubrication. The engine may be damaged if they are not changed regularly. Change the oil and filter in accordance with the maintenance message on the multiinformation display. 1. Run the engine until it reaches normal Under Cover operating temperature, and then turn the engine off. 2. Open the hood and remove the engine oil fill cap. 3. Remove the screws on the undercarriage and slide the under cover backward, then remove. 1Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter NOTICE You may damage the environment if you do not dispose of the oil in a suitable way. If you are changing the oil by yourself, appropriately dispose of the used oil. Put the oil in a sealed container and take it to a recycling center. Do not throw the oil away into a garbage can or onto the ground. Screw Drain Bolt 4. Remove the drain bolt and washer from the bottom of the engine, and drain the oil into a suitable container. Maintenance Washer Continued 275 uuMaintenance Under the HooduChanging the Engine Oil and Oil Filter Oil Filter Maintenance 276 5. Remove the oil filter and dispose of the remaining oil. 6. Check that the filter gasket is not stuck to the engine contact surface. u If it is stuck, you must detach it. 7. Wipe away dirt and dust adhering to the contact surface of the engine block, and install a new oil filter. u Apply a light coat of new engine oil to the oil filter rubber seal. 8. Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then reinstall the drain bolt. u Tightening torque: 30 lbf∙ft (40 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m) 9. Pour the recommended engine oil into the engine. u Engine oil change capacity (including filter): 3.8 US qt (3.6 L) 10. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap securely and start the engine. 11. Run the engine for a few minutes, and then check that there is no leak from the drain bolt or oil filter. 12. Stop the engine, wait for three minutes, and then check the oil level on the dipstick. u If necessary, add more engine oil. 1Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter You will need a special wrench to replace the oil filter. You can buy this wrench from a dealer. When installing the new oil filter, follow the instructions supplied with the oil filter. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The low oil pressure indicator should go off within five seconds. If it does not, turn off the engine, and check your work. uuMaintenance Under the HooduEngine Coolant Engine Coolant 1Engine Coolant Specified coolant: Acura Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 This coolant is premixed with 50% antifreeze and 50% water. Do not add any straight antifreeze or water. We recommend you check the engine coolant level every time you refuel. Check the reserve tank first. If it is completely empty, also check the coolant level in the radiator. Add the engine coolant accordingly. ■ Reserve Tank 1. Check the amount of coolant in the reserve tank. MAX NOTICE If temperatures consistently below -22°F (-30°C) are expected, the coolant mixture should be changed to a higher concentration. Consult a dealer for more information. If Acura antifreeze/coolant is not available, you may use another major brand non-silicate coolant as a temporary replacement. Check that it is a high quality coolant recommended for aluminum engines. Continued use of any non-Acura coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail. Have the cooling system flushed and refilled with Acura antifreeze/coolant as soon as possible. Do not add rust inhibitors or other additives to your vehicle's coolant system. They may not be compatible with the coolant or with the engine components. MIN 2. If the coolant level is below the MIN mark, add the specified coolant until it reaches the MAX mark. 3. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. Continued Maintenance Reserve Tank 277 uuMaintenance Under the HooduEngine Coolant 1Radiator ■ Radiator Radiator Cap 1. Make sure the engine and radiator are cool. 2. Remove the engine compartment cover. 2 Engine Compartment Cover P. 270 3. Turn the radiator cap counterclockwise and relieve any pressure in the coolant system. Do not push the cap down when turning. 4. Push down and turn the radiator cap counterclockwise to remove it. 5. The coolant level should be up to the base of the filler neck. Add coolant if it is low. 6. Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it fully. 7. Pour coolant into the reserve tank until it reaches the MAX mark. Put the cap back on the reserve tank. Maintenance 278 3 WARNING Removing the radiator cap while the engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray out, seriously scalding you. Always let the engine and radiator cool down before removing the radiator cap. NOTICE Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spills immediately; they can damage components in the engine compartment. uuMaintenance Under the HooduTransmission Fluid Transmission Fluid ■ Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Fluid Specified fluid: Acura Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid NOTICE Do not mix Acura Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid with other transmission fluids. Using a transmission fluid other than Acura Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid may adversely affect the operation and durability of your vehicle’s transmission, and damage the transmission. Any damage caused by using a transmission fluid that is not equivalent to Acura Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid is not covered by Acura’s new vehicle warranty. NOTICE Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spills immediately; they can damage components in the engine compartment. Maintenance Check the fluid level when the engine is at normal operating temperature. 1. Park on level ground, and start the engine. 2. Wait until the radiator fan starts and then turn off the engine. u Perform step 3 after waiting for about 60 seconds (less than 90 seconds). 3. Remove the dipstick (yellow) from the transmission and wipe it with a clean cloth. Upper Mark HOT Lower Mark 4. Insert the dipstick all the way back into the Range transmission securely, as shown in the image. 5. Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level. u It should be between the upper and lower marks in the HOT range. 6. If the level is below the lower mark, add fluid into the dipstick hole to bring it to the level between the upper and lower marks, and have your vehicle checked by a dealer immediately. 1Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Fluid 279 uuMaintenance Under the HooduBrake Fluid Brake Fluid Specified fluid: Acura Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 NOTICE ■ Checking the Brake Fluid Check the fluid level several seconds after you turn the power mode to ON. MAX MIN The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir. Brake Reservoir 1Brake Fluid Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your vehicle's braking system and can cause extensive damage. If the specified brake fluid is not available, you should use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid from a sealed container as a temporary replacement. Using any non-Acura brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the longevity of the system. Have the brake system flushed and refilled with Acura Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible. If the brake fluid level is at or below the MIN mark, have a dealer inspect for leaks or worn brake pads as soon as possible. Maintenance 280 uuMaintenance Under the HooduRefilling Window Washer Fluid Refilling Window Washer Fluid Check the amount of window washer fluid using the washer fluid level gauge on the cap. If the level is low, fill the washer reservoir. 1Refilling Window Washer Fluid NOTICE Do not use engine antifreeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir. Antifreeze can damage your vehicle's paint. A vinegar/water solution can damage the windshield washer pump. Level Gauge Maintenance 281 Replacing Light Bulbs Headlight Bulbs 1Headlight Bulbs When replacing, use the following bulbs. High beam headlight: 60 W (HB3) Low beam headlight: NOTICE 55 W (H11 for halogen bulb Type) 35 W (D2S for high voltage discharge type) ■ High Beam Headlight Bulb Tab Driver side 1. Remove the engine compartment cover. 2 Engine Compartment Cover P. 270 All models Coupler Maintenance 282 2. Push the tab to remove the coupler. 3. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove. 4. Insert a new bulb into the headlight assembly and turn it to the right. 5. Insert the coupler into the connector of the bulb. High Voltage Discharge Types ■ Low Beam Headlights High voltage can remain in the circuit for a long period of time after the light is switched off. Do not attempt to inspect or replace the high voltage discharge type bulbs yourself. Ask a dealer to inspect and replace low beam headlights. Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to overheat and shatter. The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not need to be adjusted. However, if you regularly carry heavy items in the trunk or tow a trailer, have the aiming readjusted at a dealer or by a qualified technician. When replacing a halogen bulb, handle it by its base, and protect the glass from contact with your skin or hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean it with denatured alcohol and a clean cloth. uuReplacing Light BulbsuHeadlight Bulbs 1Low Beam Headlights Halogen Types ■ Low Beam Headlights Holding clip (C-type) 1. Remove the engine compartment cover. Clip (C) Insert a flat-tip screwdriver, lift and remove the center pin to remove the clip. 2 Engine Compartment Cover P. 270 Center Pin Passenger side 2. Remove the holding clip (C) using a flat-tip screwdriver, then remove the upper part of the windshield washer reservoir. All models 3. Rotate the cover to the left, and remove. Insert the clip with the center pin raised, and push until it is flat. Cover Continued Maintenance Push until the pin is flat. 283 uuReplacing Light BulbsuFog Light Bulbs Coupler Tab All models 4. Pull the tab to remove the coupler. 5. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove. 6. Insert a new bulb into the headlight assembly and turn it to the right. 7. Insert the coupler into the connector of the bulb. Bulb Fog Light Bulbs 1Fog Light Bulbs When replacing, use the following bulbs. Fog Light: 55 W (H11) for halogen bulb Type 1. Remove the screw using a Phillips-head screwdriver. u The screw does not drop. Maintenance 284 Dropping prevention NOTICE Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to overheat and shatter. When replacing a halogen bulb, handle it by its plastic case, and protect the glass from contact with your skin or hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean it with denatured alcohol and a clean cloth. uuReplacing Light BulbsuFog Light Bulbs 2. Insert a flat-tip screwdriver into the tab at the inside edge of the cover, then pull straight out as indicated to remove the cover. Cover 3. Remove the screws using a Phillips-head screwdriver and carefully pull the fog light assembly out of the bumper. Screws 4. Push the tab to remove the coupler. 5. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove. 6. Insert a new bulb into the fog light assembly and turn it to the right. 7. Insert the coupler into the connector of the bulb. Maintenance Bulb Tab Coupler 285 uuReplacing Light BulbsuFront Turn Signal Light Bulbs Front Turn Signal Light Bulbs When replacing, use the following bulbs. 1Front Turn Signal Light Bulbs Front Turn Signal Light: 21 W Screw Clip (D) Inner Fender Clips (A) Holding clip (D-type) 1. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the opposite side from the light being replaced. Passenger side: Turn the steering wheel to the left. Driver side: Turn the steering wheel to the right. 2. Remove the holding clips (A), (D) and screw, pull the inner fender back. Clip 2 Engine Compartment Cover P. 270 3. Turn the socket to the left and remove it, then remove the old bulb. 4. Insert a new bulb. Maintenance 286 When removing the clip, insert a flat-tip screwdriver, then lift and remove the clip. Insert the clip with the pin raised, and push until it is flat. Push until the pin is flat. Bulb Socket uuReplacing Light BulbsuParking/Side Marker Light Bulbs Parking/Side Marker Light Bulbs When replacing, use the following bulbs. Parking/Side Marker Light: 5 W Coupler Turn the steering wheel and pull the inner fender back in the same way as when replacing the front turn signal light bulbs. 2 Front Turn Signal Light Bulbs P. 286 1. Push the tab to remove the coupler. Tab Socket Maintenance Bulb 2. Turn the socket to the left and remove it. 3. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb. 4. Insert the coupler into the connector of the bulb. 287 uuReplacing Light BulbsuBrake Light, Taillight, Rear Turn Signal Light and Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs Brake Light, Taillight, Rear Turn Signal Light and Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs When replacing, use the following bulbs. Brake/Rear Side Marker/Taillight: 21/5 W Rear Turn Signal Light: 21 W 1. Pry on the edge of the cover using a flat-tip screwdriver to remove the cover. u Wrap the flat-tip screwdriver with a cloth to prevent scratches. Cover 2. Remove the mounting bolts. 3. Pull the light assembly out of the rear pillar. Maintenance 288 Bolts uuReplacing Light BulbsuBrake Light, Taillight, Rear Turn Signal Light and Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs Bulb Socket 4. Turn the socket to the left and remove it. Remove the old bulb. 5. Insert a new bulb. 6. Reinstall the light assembly by sliding it on to the guide on the body. Guide Maintenance 289 uuReplacing Light BulbsuBack-Up Light Bulbs Back-Up Light Bulbs When replacing, use the following bulbs. Back-Up Light: 16 W 1. Remove the holding clips using a flat-tip screwdriver, then pull the lining back. Clips 2. Turn the socket to the left and remove it. 3. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb. Bulb Maintenance 290 Socket uuReplacing Light BulbsuRear License Plate Light Bulb Rear License Plate Light Bulb When replacing, use the following bulb. Rear License Plate Light: 5 W 1. Remove the screw from the center of the fastener using a Phillips-head screwdriver. 2. Remove the holding clips using a flat-tip screwdriver, then pull the lining back. Lining Clip Bulb Socket Fastener 3. Remove the license plate light assembly by squeezing the tabs on both sides of the socket. 4. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb. Maintenance High-Mount Brake Light Bulb High-mount brake light bulbs are LED type. Have an authorized Acura dealer inspect and replace the light bulbs. 291 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades Checking Wiper Blades If the wiper blade rubber has deteriorated, it will leave streaks and the metal wiper arm may scratch the window glass. Changing the Wiper Blade Rubber 1. Lift the driver side wiper arm first, then the passenger side. 1Changing the Wiper Blade Rubber NOTICE Avoid dropping the wiper arm; it may damage the windshield. Lock Tab Maintenance 292 2. Place a cloth on the edge of the lock tab. Push the lock tab up with a flat-tip screw driver. 3. Slide the blade from the wiper arm. uuChecking and Maintaining Wiper BladesuChanging the Wiper Blade Rubber 4. Slide the wiper blade out from its holder by pulling the tabbed end out. Blade Blade Retainer Maintenance 5. Remove the retainers from the rubber blade that has been removed, and mount to a new rubber blade. u Correctly align the rubber protrusion and the retainer grooves. 6. Slide the new wiper blade onto the holder from the bottom end. 7. Slide the wiper blade onto the wiper arm, then push down the lock tab. 8. Lower the passenger side wiper arm first, then the driver side. 293 Checking and Maintaining Tires Checking Tires To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be of the proper type and size, in good condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated. ■ Inflation guidelines Properly inflated tires provide the best combination of handling, tread life, and comfort. Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label or specification’s page for the specified pressure. Underinflated tires wear unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel economy, and are more likely to fail from overheating. Overinflated tires make your vehicle ride harshly, are more prone to road hazards, and wear unevenly. Every day before you drive, look at each of the tires. If one looks lower than the others, check the pressure with a tire gauge. Maintenance At least once a month or before long trips, use a gauge to measure the pressure in all tires. Even tires in good condition can lose 1 to 2 psi (10 to 20 kPa, 0.1 to 0.2 kgf/cm2) per month. ■ Inspection guidelines Every time you check inflation, also examine the tires and valve stems. Look for: • Bumps or bulges on the side or in the tread. Replace the tire if you find any cuts, splits, or cracks in the side of the tire. Replace it if you see fabric or cord. • Remove any foreign objects and inspect for air leaks. • Uneven tread wear. Have a dealer check the wheel alignment. • Excessive tread wear. 2 Wear Indicators P. 299 • Cracks or other damage around valve stem. 294 1Checking Tires 3 WARNING Using tires that are excessively worn or improperly inflated can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Follow all instructions in this owner’s manual regarding tire inflation and maintenance. Measure the air pressure when tires are cold. This means the vehicle has been parked for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km). If necessary, add or release air until the specified pressure is reached. If checked when hot, tire pressure can be as much as 4 – 6 psi (30 – 40 kPa, 0.3 – 0.4 kgf/cm2) higher than if checked when cold. Have a dealer check the tires if you feel a consistent vibration while driving. New tires and any that have been removed and reinstalled should be properly balanced. Models with a spare tire Measure the spare tire pressure once a month or before long trips. uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuTire and Loading Information Label Tire and Loading Information Label The label attached to the driver’s doorjamb provides necessary tire and loading information. Label Example Tire Labeling Example 1Tire and Loading Information Label The tire and loading information label attached to the driver’s doorjamb contains: a The number of people your vehicle can carry. b The total weight your vehicle can carry. Do not exceed this weight. c The original tire sizes for front, rear, and spare, if equipped. d The proper cold tire pressure for front, rear, and spare, if equipped. 1Tire Size Tire Size Tire Identification Number (TIN) The tires that came on your vehicle have a number of markings. Those you should be aware of are described below. Maximum Tire Pressure Tire Size ■ Tire Size Maintenance Maximum Tire Load Following is an example of tire size with an explanation of what each component means. P205/55R16 89H P: Vehicle type (P indicates passenger vehicle). 205: Tire width in millimeters. 55: Aspect ratio (the tire’s section height as a percentage of its width). R: Tire construction code (R indicates radial). 16: Rim diameter in inches. 89: Load index (a numerical code associated with the maximum load the tire can carry). H: Speed symbol (an alphabetical code indicating the maximum speed rating). Whenever tires are replaced, they should be replaced with tires of the same size. Continued 295 uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuTire Labeling ■ Tire Identification Number (TIN) The tire identification number (TIN) is a group of numbers and letters that look like the example in the side column. TIN is located on the sidewall of the tire. ■ Glossary of Tire Terminology Maintenance 296 Cold Tire Pressure – The tire air pressure when the vehicle has been parked for at least three hours or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km). Load Rating – Means the maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given inflation pressure. Maximum Inflation Pressure – The maximum tire air pressure that the tire can hold. Maximum Load Rating – Means the load rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that tire. Recommended Inflation Pressure – The cold tire inflation pressure recommended by the manufacturer. Treadwear Indicators (TWI) – Means the projections within the principal grooves designed to give a visual indication of the degrees of wear of the tread. 1Tire Identification Number (TIN) DOT B97R FW6X 2209 DOT: This indicates that the tire meets all requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation. B97R: Manufacturer's identification mark. FW6X: Tire type code. 22 09: Date of manufacture. Year Week uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuDOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety Requirements. All tires are also graded for treadwear, traction, and temperature performance according to Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. The following explains these gradings. ■ Uniform Tire Quality Grading Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width. Continued For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades. Maintenance ■ Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. 1Uniform Tire Quality Grading 297 uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuDOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Maintenance 298 ■ Traction The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance. 1Traction ■ Temperature The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. 1Temperature Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics. Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. uuChecking and Maintaining Tires uWear Indicators Wear Indicators Example of a Wear Indicator mark The groove where the wear indicator is located is 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) shallower than elsewhere on the tire. If the tread has worn so that the indicator is exposed, replace the tire. Worn out tires have poor traction on wet roads. Tire Service Life The life of your tires is dependent on many factors, including driving habits, road conditions, vehicle loading, inflation pressure, maintenance history, speed, and environmental conditions (even when the tires are not in use). * Not available on all models Maintenance In addition to regular inspections and inflation pressure maintenance, it is recommended that you have annual inspections performed once the tires reach five years old. All tires, including a spare *, should be removed from service after 10 years from the date of manufacture, regardless of their condition or state of wear. 299 uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuTire and Wheel Replacement Tire and Wheel Replacement Replace your tires with radials of the same size, load range, speed rating, and maximum cold tire pressure rating (as shown on the tire’s sidewall). Using tires of a different size or construction can cause the ABS and VSA® (vehicle stability assist) system to work incorrectly. It is best to replace all four tires at the same time. If that isn’t possible, replace the front or rear tires in pairs. Make sure that the wheel’s specifications match those of the original wheels. U.S. models only If you replace a wheel, only use TPMS specified wheels approved for your vehicle. Maintenance 300 1Tire and Wheel Replacement 3 WARNING Installing improper tires on your vehicle can affect handling and stability. This can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Always use the size and type of tires recommended in this owner’s manual. uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuTire Rotation Tire Rotation Rotating tires according to the maintenance messages on the multi-information display helps to distribute wear more evenly and increase tire life. ■ Tires without rotation marks Rotate the tires as shown here. Front 1Tire Rotation Tires with directional tread patterns should only be rotated front to back (not from one side to the other). Directional tires should be mounted with the rotation indication mark facing forward, as shown below. Front Direction Mark ■ Tires with rotation marks Rotate the tires as shown here. Maintenance Front 301 uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuWinter Tires Winter Tires If driving on snowy or frozen roads, mount all season marked M+S tires, snow tires, or tire chains; reduce speed; and maintain sufficient distance between vehicles when driving. Be particularly careful when operating the steering wheel or brakes to prevent skidding. Use tire chains, snow tires, or all season tires when necessary or according to the law. When mounting, refer to the following points. Maintenance 302 For winter tires: • Select the size and load ranges that are the same as the original tires. • Mount the tires to all four wheels. For tire chains: • Install them on the front tires only. • Because your vehicle has limited tire clearance, we strongly recommend using the chains listed below: Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain SC1032 • Follow the chain manufacturer's instruction when installing. Mount them as tightly as you can. • Check that the chains do not touch the brake lines or suspension. • Drive slowly. 1Winter Tires 3 WARNING Using the wrong chains, or not properly installing chains, can damage the brake lines and cause a crash in which you can be seriously injured or killed. Follow all instructions in this owner's manual regarding the selection and use of tire chains. NOTICE Traction devices that are the wrong size or improperly installed can damage your vehicle's brake lines, suspension, body, and wheels. Stop driving if they are hitting any part of the vehicle. When tire chains are mounted, follow the chain manufacturer's instructions regarding vehicle operational limits. 12 Volt Battery Checking the 12 Volt Battery The battery condition is being monitored by the sensor on the negative terminal. If there is a problem with the sensor, the warning message on multi-information display will let you know. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer Check the battery terminals for corrosion monthly. If your vehicle's battery is disconnected or goes dead: • The audio system is disabled. 2 Reactivating the audio system P. 154 • The clock resets. 2 Setting the Clock P. 104 • The navigation system * is disabled. 2 Refer to the navigation system manual Charging the Battery Disconnect both battery cables to prevent damaging your vehicle's electrical system. Always disconnect the negative (-) cable first, and reconnect it last. 112 Volt Battery 3 WARNING The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal operation. A spark or flame can cause the battery to explode with enough force to kill or seriously hurt you. When conducting any battery maintenance, wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled technician do it. When you find corrosion, clean the battery terminals by applying a baking powder and water solution. Rinse the terminals with water. Cloth/towel dry the battery. Coat the terminals with grease to help prevent future corrosion. Maintenance WARNING: Battery post, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your hands after handling. When replacing the battery, the replacement must be of the same specifications. Please consult a dealer for more information. * Not available on all models 303 Remote Transmitter Care Replacing the Button Battery If the indicator does not come on when the button is pressed, replace the battery. Battery type: CR2032 1. Remove the built-in key. Press Battery Maintenance 304 1Replacing the Button Battery NOTICE An improperly disposed of battery can damage the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. Replacement batteries are commercially available or at a dealer. 2. Remove the upper half by carefully prying on the edge with a coin. u Wrap a coin with a cloth to prevent scratching the transmitter. 3. Make sure to replace the battery with the correct polarity. Climate Control System Maintenance Dust and Pollen Filter The climate control system is equipped with a dust and pollen filter that collects pollen, dust, and other debris in the air. The Maintenance MinderTM messages will let you know when to replace the filter. We recommend that you replace the dust and pollen filter sooner when using your vehicle in areas with high concentrations of dust. 1Dust and Pollen Filter If the airflow from the climate control system deteriorates noticeably, and the windows fog up easily, the filter may need to be replaced. Please contact a dealer for replacement. Maintenance 305 Cleaning Interior Care Use a damp cloth with a mixture of mild detergent and warm water to remove dirt. Use a clean cloth to remove detergent residue. ■ Cleaning Seat Belts Use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean the seat belts. Let the belts air dry. Wipe the openings of the seat belt anchors using a clean cloth. Opening 1Interior Care Do not spill liquids inside the vehicle. Electrical devices and systems may malfunction if liquids are splashed on them. Do not use silicone based sprays on electrical devices such as audio devices and switches. Doing so may cause the items to malfunction or a fire inside the vehicle. If a silicone based spray is inadvertently used on electrical devices, consult a dealer. Depending on their composition, chemicals and liquid aromatics may cause discoloration, wrinkles, and cracking to resin-based parts and textiles. Do not use alkali solvents or organic solvents such as benzene or gasoline. Maintenance 306 After using chemicals, make sure to gently wipe them off using a dry cloth. Do not place used cloths on top of resin based parts or textiles for long periods of time without washing. uuCleaninguInterior Care 1Floor Mats ■ Floor Mats Unlock Lock The front floor mats hook over the floor anchors, which keep the mats from sliding forward. To remove the mats for cleaning, turn the anchor knobs to the unlock position. When reinstalling the mats after cleaning, turn the knobs to the lock position. If you use any floor mats that were not originally provided with your vehicle, make sure they are designed for your specific vehicle, fit correctly, and are securely anchored by the floor anchors. Position the rear seat floor mats properly. If they are not properly positioned, the floor mats can interfere with the front seat functions. Do not put additional floor mats on top of the anchored mat. ■ Maintaining Genuine Leather * Vacuum dirt and dust from the leather frequently. Pay close attention to the pleats and seams. Clean the leather with a soft cloth dampened with a 90% water and 10% neutral soap solution. Then buff it with a clean, dry cloth. Remove any dust or dirt on leather surfaces immediately. Maintenance * Not available on all models 307 uuCleaninguExterior Care Exterior Care Dust off the vehicle body after you drive. Regularly inspect your vehicle for scratches on painted surfaces. A scratch on a painted surface can result in body rust. If you find a scratch, promptly repair it. ■ Washing the Vehicle Wash the vehicle regularly. Wash more frequently when driving in the following conditions: • If driving on roads with road salt. • If driving in coastal areas. • If tar, soot, bird droppings, insects, or tree sap are stuck to painted surfaces. 1Washing the Vehicle Do not spray water into the air intake vents. It can cause a malfunction. ■ Using an Automated Car Wash Fold in the door mirrors. Make sure to follow the instructions indicated on the automated car wash. Air Intake Vents ■ Using High Pressure Cleaners Maintenance 308 • Keep sufficient distance between the cleaning nozzle and the vehicle body. • Take particular care around the windows. Standing too close may cause water to enter the vehicle interior. • Do not spray high pressure water directly into the engine compartment. Instead, use low pressure water and a mild detergent. uuCleaninguExterior Care 1Applying Wax ■ Applying Wax A good coat of automotive body wax helps protect your vehicle’s paint from the elements. Wax will wear off over time and expose your vehicle’s paint to the elements, so reapply as necessary. ■ Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts If you get gasoline, oil, engine coolant, or battery fluid on resin coated parts, they may be stained or the coating may peel. Promptly wipe it away using a soft cloth and clean water. ■ Cleaning the Window NOTICE Chemical solvents and strong cleaners can damage the paint, metal, and plastic on your vehicle. Wipe up spills immediately. 1Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts Ask a dealer about the correct coating material when you want to repair the painted surface of the parts made of resin. 1Cleaning the Window Wires are mounted to the inside of the rear window. Wipe along the same direction as the wires with a soft cloth so as not to damage them. Wipe using a glass cleaner. ■ Maintaining Aluminum Wheels Continued Maintenance Aluminum is susceptible to deterioration caused by salt and other road contaminants. Use a sponge and mild detergent to wipe away promptly. Be careful not to use harsh chemicals (including some commercial wheel cleaners) or a stiff brush. They can damage the clear coat of the aluminum alloy wheels that helps keep the aluminum from corroding and tarnishing. 309 uuCleaninguExterior Care ■ Fogged Exterior Light Lenses The inside lenses of exterior lights (headlights, brake lights, etc.) may fog temporarily if you have driven in the rain, or after the vehicle has been run through a car wash. Dew condensation also may build up inside the lenses when there is a significant enough difference between the ambient and inside lens temperatures (similar to vehicle windows fogging up in rainy conditions). These conditions are natural processes, not structural design problems in the exterior lights. Lens design characteristics may result in moisture developing on the light lens frame surfaces. This also is not a malfunction. However, if you see large amounts water accumulation, or large water drops building up inside the lenses, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. Maintenance 310 Handling the Unexpected This chapter explains how to handle unexpected troubles. Tools Types of Tools .................................. 312 If a Tire Goes Flat Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire....... 313 Changing a Flat Tire ......................... 322 Engine Does Not Start Checking the Engine ........................ 329 If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak ............................................. 330 Emergency Engine Stop ................... 331 Jump Starting.................................... 332 Shift Lever Does Not Move .............. 334 Overheating How to Handle Overheating............. 335 Indicator, Coming On/Blinking If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On ............................................. 337 If the Charging System Indicator Comes On ................................................. 337 If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks ................................... 338 If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator Comes On......................... 339 If the IMA Indicator Comes On ........ 340 If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or Blinks ....................... 340 Fuses Fuse Locations ................................. 341 Inspecting and Changing Fuses........ 343 Emergency Towing........................... 344 If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On .................................................339 311 Tools Vehicles with optional spare tire kit Types of Tools 1Types of Tools The tools are stored in the cargo area. Wheel Nut Wrench/Jack Handle Handling the Unexpected Jack Jack Handle Bar Storage Bag Tool Case 312 Jack If a Tire Goes Flat Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire This vehicle is not equipped with a spare tire. If the tire has a large cut or is otherwise severely damaged, you will need to have the vehicle towed. If the tire only has a small puncture, from a nail for instance, you can use the temporary tire repair kit so that you can drive to the nearest service station for a more permanent repair. If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually to reduce speed. Then stop in a safe place. ■ Getting Ready to Temporarily Repair the Flat Tire Pressure Gauge Sealant/Air Hose (Clear) Tire Sealant Expiration Date Pressure Relief Button Instruction Manual Air Only Hose (Black) SEALANT/AIR side The kit should not be used in the following situations. Instead, contact a dealer or a roadside assistant to have the vehicle towed. • The tire sealant has expired. • More than one tire is punctured. • The puncture or cut is larger than 3/16 inch (4 mm). • The tire side wall is damaged or the puncture is outside the tire contact area. Contact Area When the puncture is: Kit Use Smaller than 3/16 inch (4 mm) Yes Larger than 3/16 inch (4 mm) No • Damage has been caused by driving with the tire AIR ONLY side Inflator Switch extremely under inflated. • The tire bead is no longer seated. • The rim is damaged. Handling the Unexpected 1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, and non-slippery surface and apply the parking brake. 2. Put the shift lever in (P . 3. Set the parking brake. 4. Turn on the hazard warning lights and set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK). 1Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire Do not remove a nail or screw that punctured the tire. If you remove it from the tire, you may not be able to repair the puncture using the kit. Repair Notification Label Power Plug Speed Restriction Label Selector Switch Continued NOTICE Do not use a puncture-repairing agent other than the one provided in the kit that came with your vehicle. If used it, you may permanently damage the tire pressure sensor. 313 uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire 1. Open the trunk floor lid. 1Getting Ready to Temporarily Repair the Flat Tire When making a temporary repair, carefully read the instruction manual provided with the kit. In cold temperatures, the sealant may not flow easily. In this situation, warm it up for five minutes before using. Handling the Unexpected 314 2. Take the kit out of the case. 3. Place the kit face up, on flat ground near the flat tire, and away from traffic. Do not place the kit on its side. uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire 1Injecting Sealant and Air ■ Injecting Sealant and Air Valve Cap 1. Remove the valve cap from the tire valve stem. Valve Stem Tire sealant contains substances that are harmful and can be fatal if swallowed. If accidentally swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Drink plenty of water and get medical attention immediately. For skin or eye contact, flush with cool water and get medical attention if necessary. The sealant can permanently stain clothing and other materials. Be careful during handling and wipe away any spills immediately. Sealant/Air Hose Handling the Unexpected 2. Remove the sealant/air hose from the packaging. Sealant/Air Hose 3 WARNING 3. Attach the sealant/air hose onto the tire valve stem. Screw it until it is tight. Valve Stem Continued 315 uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire 4. Plug in the compressor to the accessory power socket. u Be careful not to pinch the cord in a door or window. 5. Start the engine. u Keep the engine running while injecting sealant and air. 1Injecting Sealant and Air 3 WARNING Running the engine with the vehicle in an enclosed or even partly enclosed area can cause a rapid build-up of toxic carbon monoxide. 2 Carbon Monoxide Gas P. 66 6. Turn the selector switch to SEALANT/AIR. Handling the Unexpected NOTICE Do not operate the tire repair kit compressor for more than 15 minutes. The accessory power socket and compressor can overheat and become permanently damaged. SEALANT/AIR side Pressure Gauge ON OFF 316 Breathing this colorless, odorless gas can cause unconsciousness and even death. Only run the engine to power the air compressor with the vehicle outdoors. 7. Press the inflator switch to turn on the compressor. u The compressor starts injecting sealant and air into the tire. 8. When the sealant injection is complete continue to add air. 9. After the air pressure reaches 32 psi (220 kPa), turn off the kit. u To check the pressure, occasionally turn off the compressor and read the gauge. Until the sealant injection is complete, the pressure shown on the pressure gauge will appear higher than actual. After the sealant injection is complete the pressure will drop and then begin to rise again as the tire is inflated with air. This is normal. To accurately measure the air pressure using the gauge, turn the air compressor off only after the sealant injection is complete. If the required air pressure is not reached within 10 minutes, the tire may be too severely damaged for the kit to provide the necessary seal and your vehicle will need to be towed. uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire Sealant/Air Hose 10. Unplug the power plug from the accessory power socket. 11. Unscrew the sealant/air hose from the tire valve stem. Reinstall the valve cap. 12. Press the pressure relief button until the gauge returns to 0 psi (0 kPa). 1Injecting Sealant and Air See a dealer for a replacement sealant bottle and proper disposal of an empty bottle. Valve Stem Repair Notification Label Continued Handling the Unexpected 13. Apply the repair notification label to the flat surface of the wheel. u The wheel surface must be clean to ensure the label adheres properly. 317 uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire ■ Distributing the Sealant in the Tire 1. Apply the speed restriction label to the location as shown. 2. Drive the vehicle for about 10 minutes. u Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). 3. Stop the vehicle in a safe location. Speed Restriction Label Handling the Unexpected 318 4. Attach the air only hose onto the tire valve stem. Screw it until it is tight. 5. Turn the selector switch to AIR ONLY. u Do not turn the air compressor on to check the pressure. 2 Inflating An Under-inflated Tire P. 320 Air Only Hose 1Distributing the Sealant in the Tire 3 WARNING Running the engine with the vehicle in an enclosed or even partly enclosed area can cause a rapid build-up of toxic carbon monoxide. Breathing this colorless, odorless gas can cause unconsciousness and even death. Only run the engine to power the air compressor with the vehicle outdoors. Stop and recheck the air pressure after every 10 minutes of driving as necessary until you reach the nearest service station where you should have the tire permanently repaired or replaced. uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire 6. If the air pressure is: • Less than 19 psi (130 kPa): Do not add air or continue driving. The leak is too severe. Call for help and have your vehicle towed. 2 Emergency Towing P. 344 • 32 psi (220 kPa) or more: Continue driving for another 10 minutes or until you reach the nearest service station. Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). u If the air does not go down after the 10 minute driving, you do not need to check the pressure any more. • Greater than 19 psi (130kPa), but less than 32 psi (220 kPa): Turn the air compressor on to inflate the tire until the tire pressure reaches 32 psi (220 kPa). Then drive carefully for 10 more minutes or until you reach the nearest service station. Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). u You should repeat this procedure as long as the air pressure is within this range. 7. Press the pressure relief button until the gauge returns to 0 psi (0 kPa). 8. Repackage and properly stow the kit. Handling the Unexpected Continued 319 uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire ■ Inflating An Under-inflated Tire You can use the kit to inflate a non-punctured under-inflated tire. 1. Open the trunk floor lid. 2 Getting Ready to Temporarily Repair the Flat Tire P. 313 2. Remove the kit from the case. 3. Place the kit, face up, on flat ground near the flat tire, away from traffic. Do not place the kit on its side. 4. Remove the air only hose from the kit. Handling the Unexpected Air Only Hose 5. Remove the valve cap. Valve Cap Air Only Hose Valve Stem 320 6. Attach the air only hose onto the tire valve stem. Screw it until it is tight. 1Inflating An Under-inflated Tire NOTICE Do not operate the temporary tire repair kit compressor for more than 15 minutes. The accessory power socket and compressor can overheat and become permanently damaged. uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire 7. Plug in the compressor to the accessory power socket. u Be careful not to pinch the cord in a door or window. 8. Start the engine. u Keep the engine running while injecting air. 2 Carbon Monoxide Gas P. 66 ON Pressure Relief Button 12. Turn off the kit. u Check the pressure gauge on the air compressor. u If overinflated, press the pressure relief button. 13. Unplug the kit from the accessory power socket. 14. Unscrew the air only hose from the tire valve stem. Reinstall the valve cap. 15. Press the pressure relief button until the gauge returns 0 psi (0 kPa). 16. Repackage and properly stow the kit. 3 WARNING Running the engine with the vehicle in an enclosed or even partly enclosed area can cause a rapid build-up of toxic carbon monoxide. Breathing this colorless, odorless gas can cause unconsciousness and even death. Only run the engine to power the air compressor with the vehicle outdoors. Handling the Unexpected AIR ONLY side 9. Turn the selector switch to AIR ONLY. 10. Press the inflator switch to turn on the kit. u The compressor starts to inject air into the tire. 11. Inflate the tire to the specified air pressure. 1Inflating An Under-inflated Tire 321 uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire Vehicles with optional spare tire kit Changing a Flat Tire If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tire with a compact spare tire. Go to a dealer as soon as possible to have the full size tire repaired or replaced. Handling the Unexpected 1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, non-slippery surface, and apply the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever in (P . 3. Set the parking brake. 4. Turn on the hazard warning lights and set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK). 1Changing a Flat Tire Periodically check the tire pressure of the compact spare. It should be set to the specified pressure. Specified Pressure: 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2) When driving with the compact spare tire, keep the vehicle speed under 50 mph (80 km/h). Replace with a full size tire as soon as possible. The compact spare tire and wheel in your vehicle are specifically for this model. Do not use them with another vehicle. Do not use another type of compact spare tire or wheel with your vehicle. Do not mount tire chains on a compact spare tire. If a chain-mounted front tire goes flat, remove one of the full-size rear tires and replace it with the compact spare tire. Remove the flat front tire and replace it with the full size tire that was removed from the rear. Mount the tire chains on the front tire. U.S. models only Do not use a puncture-repairing agent other than the Tire Repair Kit provided with your vehicle, as some tire repair agents can cause damage to the pressure sensors. 322 uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire ■ Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire Zip Fastener 1Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire 1. Open the trunk. 2. Open the spare tire cover. 3. Turn the anchor bolt left to remove the bolt and adapter. 4. Pull the spare tire and cover toward you to take the tire out. Spare tire Anchor Bolt and Adapter Jack lid The spare tire is stored at the back of the trunk, behind the rear seat-backs. Handling the Unexpected 5. Move the jack to the left to allow it to be removed. 6. Pull up the trunk floor lid and take out the wheel nut wrench from the tool case. Tool Case Continued 323 uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire 7. Place a wheel block or rock in front and rear of the wheel diagonal to the flat tire. Wheel Blocks The tire to be replaced. Handling the Unexpected 324 8. Place the compact spare tire (wheel side up) under the vehicle body, near the tire that needs to be replaced. 9. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn using the wheel nut wrench. uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire 1How to Set Up the Jack ■ How to Set Up the Jack 1. Place the jack under the jacking point closest to the tire to be changed. 3 WARNING The vehicle can easily roll off the jack, seriously injuring anyone underneath. Follow the directions for changing a tire exactly, and never get under the vehicle when it is supported only by the jack. 3. Raise the vehicle, using the jack handle bar and the jack handle, until the tire is off the ground. Jack Handle Bar Do not use the jack with people or luggage in the vehicle. Use the jack provided in your vehicle. Other jacks may not support the weight (“load”) or may not fit the jacking point. The following instructions must be followed to use the jack safely: • Do not use while the engine is running. • Use only where the ground is firm and level. • Use only at the jacking points. • Do not get in the vehicle while using the jack. • Do not put anything on top of or underneath the jack. Handling the Unexpected 2. Turn the end bracket clockwise as shown in the image until the top of the jack contacts the jacking point. u Make sure that the jacking point tab is resting in the jack notch. Wheel Nut Wrench as Jack Handle Continued 325 uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire 1Replacing the Flat Tire ■ Replacing the Flat Tire 1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire. Handling the Unexpected 2. Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel with a clean cloth. 3. Mount the compact spare tire. 4. Screw the wheel nuts until they touch the lips around the mounting holes, then stop rotating. 5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack. Tighten the wheel nuts in the order indicated in the image. Go around, tightening the nuts, two to three times in this order. Wheel nut torque: 80 lbf∙ft (108 N∙m, 11 kgf∙m) 326 Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra torque using your foot or a pipe. uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire 1Storing the Flat Tire ■ Storing the Flat Tire 1. Securely store the jack, and put wheel nut and wrench back in the tool case. 2. Put the flat tire in the storage bag provided with your vehicle. Continued Handling the Unexpected 3. Place it on the passenger side of the trunk floor lid. The flat tire should be positioned towards the passenger side due to trunk configuration. Avoid storing it forcefully against the trunk sides. 327 uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire ■ TPMS and the Spare Tire U.S. models If you replace a flat tire with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on while you are driving. After driving for a few miles (kilometers), the indicator will start blinking for a short time and then stay on. CHECK TPMS SYSTEM appears on the multi-information display, but this is normal. Handling the Unexpected 328 After you replace the tire with a specified regular tire, the warning message on the multi-information display and the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator will go off after a few miles (kilometers). 1TPMS and the Spare Tire The system does not monitor the pressure of the spare tire. Manually check the spare tire pressure to be sure that it is correct. Engine Does Not Start Checking the Engine If the engine does not start, check the starter. 1Checking the Engine If you must start the vehicle immediately, use an assisting vehicle to jump start it. 2 Jump Starting P. 332 Starter condition Starter doesn’t turn or turns over slowly. The 12 volt battery may be dead. Check each of the items on the right and respond accordingly. Checklist Check for a message on the multi-information display. ● If the TO START, HOLD REMOTE NEAR START BUTTON message appears 2 If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak P. 330 uMake sure the keyless remote is in its operating range. 2 ENGINE START/STOP Button Operating Range P. 124 2 Checking the 12 Volt Battery P. 303 ● If the interior lights come on normally 2 Fuses P. 341 The starter turns over normally but the engine doesn’t start. There may be a problem with the fuse. Check each of the items on the right and respond accordingly. Review the engine start procedure. Follow its instructions, and try to start the engine again. 2 Starting the Engine P. 226 Check the immobilizer system indicator. When the immobilizer system indicator is blinking, the engine cannot be started. Handling the Unexpected Check brightness of the interior lights. Turn on the interior lights and check the brightness. ● If the interior lights are dim or do not come on at all 2 Immobilizer System P. 118 Check the fuel level. There should be enough fuel in the tank. 2 Fuel Gauge P. 86 Check the fuse. Check all fuses, or have the vehicle checked by a dealer. 2 Inspecting and Changing Fuses P. 343 If the problem continues: 2 Emergency Towing P. 344 329 uuEngine Does Not StartuIf the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak Handling the Unexpected 330 If the beeper sounds, the TO START, HOLD REMOTE NEAR START BUTTON message appears on the multi-information display, the indicator on the ENGINE START/STOP button flashes, and the engine won’t start. Start the engine as follows. 1. Touch the center of the ENGINE START/ STOP button with the A logo on the keyless access remote while the indicator on the ENGINE START/STOP button is flashing. The buttons on the keyless access remote should be facing you. u The indicator flashes for about 30 seconds. 2. Depress the brake pedal and press the ENGINE START/STOP button within 10 seconds after the beeper sounds and the indicator stays on. u If you don’t depress the pedal, the mode will change to ACCESSORY. uuEngine Does Not StartuEmergency Engine Stop Emergency Engine Stop The ENGINE START/STOP button may be used to stop the engine due to an emergency situation even while driving. If you must stop the engine, do either of the following operations: • Press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP button about for three seconds. • Firmly press the ENGINE START/STOP button three times. The power mode is in ACCESSORY when the engine is stopped. To change the mode to VEHICLE OFF, move the shift lever to (P after the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Then press the ENGINE START/STOP button twice without depressing the brake pedal. Do not press the button while driving unless it is absolutely necessary for the engine to be switched off. Handling the Unexpected The steering wheel will not lock. However, because turning off the engine disables the power assist the engine provides to the steering and braking systems, it will require significantly more physical effort and time to steer and slow the vehicle. Use both feet on the brake pedal to slow down the vehicle and stop immediately in a safe place. 1Emergency Engine Stop 331 Jump Starting 1Jump Starting ■ Jump Starting Procedure Handling the Unexpected 332 Turn off the power to electric devices, such as audio and lights. Turn off the engine, then open the hood. 1. Connect the first jumper cable to your vehicle's battery + terminal. 2. Connect the other end of the first jumper cable to the assisting vehicle's + terminal. u Use a 12-volt booster battery only. 3. Connect the second jumper cable to the assisting vehicle's - terminal. 4. Connect the other end of the second jumper cable to the engine mounting bolt as shown. Do not connect this jumper cable to any other part. 5. If your vehicle is connected to another vehicle, start the assisting vehicle's engine and increase its rpm slightly. 6. Attempt to start your vehicle's engine. If it turns over slowly, check that the jumper cables have good metal-to-metal contact. 3 WARNING A battery can explode if you do not follow the correct procedure, seriously injuring anyone nearby. Keep all sparks, open flames, and smoking materials away from the battery. Securely attach the jumper cable clips so that they do not come off when the engine vibrates. Also be careful not to tangle the jumper cables or allow the cable ends to touch each other while attaching or detaching the jumper cables. Battery performance degrades in cold conditions and may prevent the engine from starting. uuJump Startingu ■ What to Do After the Engine Starts Once your vehicle's engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the following order. Have your vehicle inspected by a nearby service station or a dealer. Handling the Unexpected 1. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle's ground. 2. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the assisting vehicle's battery - terminal. 3. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle's battery + terminal. 4. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the assisting vehicle's battery + terminal. 333 Shift Lever Does Not Move Follow the procedure below if you cannot move the shift lever out of (P position. ■ Releasing the Lock Slot Cover Handling the Unexpected Release Button Shift Lock Release Slot 334 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Remove the built-in key from the keyless access remote. 3. Wrap a cloth around the tip of a small flattip screwdriver. Put it into the shift lock release slot as shown in the image, and remove the cover. 4. Insert the key into the shift lock release slot. 5. While pushing the key down, press the shift lever release button and place the shift lever into (N . u The lock is now released. Have the shift lever checked by a dealer as soon as possible. Overheating How to Handle Overheating Overheating symptoms are as follows: • ENGINE TOO HOT appears on the multi-information display or the engine suddenly loses power. • Steam or spray comes out of the engine compartment. ■ First thing to do Continued 3 WARNING Steam and spray from an overheated engine can seriously scald you. Do not open the hood if steam is coming out. NOTICE Continuing to drive with ENGINE TOO HOT message on the multi-information display may damage the engine. Handling the Unexpected 1. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe place. 2. Turn off all accessories and turn on the hazard warning lights. u No steam or spray present: Keep the engine running and open the hood. u Steam or spray is present: Turn off the engine and wait until it subsides. Then open the hood. 1How to Handle Overheating 335 uuOverheatinguHow to Handle Overheating ■ Next thing to do 1How to Handle Overheating MAX MIN Reserve Tank Handling the Unexpected 1. Check that the cooling fan is operating and stop the engine once the ENGINE TOO HOT message on the multi-information display goes off. u If the cooling fan is not operating, immediately stop the engine. 2. Once the engine has cooled down, inspect the coolant level and check the cooling system components for leaks. u If the coolant level in the reserve tank is low, add coolant until it reaches the MAX mark. u If there is no coolant in the reserve tank, check that the radiator is cool. Cover the radiator cap with a heavy cloth and open the cap. If necessary, add coolant up to the base of the filler neck, and put the cap back on. ■ Last thing to do Once the engine has cooled sufficiently, restart it and check if the ENGINE TOO HOT message on the multi-information display appears again. If it does not, resume driving. If it does, contact a dealer for repairs. 336 3 WARNING Removing the radiator cap while the engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray out, seriously scalding you. Always let the engine and radiator cool down before removing the radiator cap. If the coolant is leaking, contact a dealer for repairs. Use water as an emergency/temporary measure only. Have a dealer flush the system with proper antifreeze as soon as possible. Indicator, Coming On/Blinking If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On ■ Reasons for the indicator to come on If the Charging System Indicator Comes On ■ Reasons for the indicator to come on Comes on when the 12 volt battery is not being charged. ■ What to do when the indicator comes on Turn off the climate control system, rear defogger, and other electrical systems, and immediately contact a dealer for repairs. 1If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On NOTICE Running the engine with low oil pressure can cause serious mechanical damage almost immediately. 1If the Charging System Indicator Comes On If you need to stop temporarily, do not turn off the engine. Restarting the engine may rapidly discharge the 12 volt battery. Handling the Unexpected Comes on when the engine oil pressure is low. ■ What to do as soon as the indicator comes on 1. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe place. 2. If necessary, turn the hazard warning lights on. ■ What to do after parking the vehicle 1. Stop the engine and let it sit for about one minute. 2. Open the hood and check the oil level. u Add oil as necessary. 3. Start the engine and check the low oil pressure indicator. u The indicator goes off: Start driving again. u The indicator does not go off within 10 seconds: Stop the engine and contact a dealer for repairs immediately. This indicator may blink after starting when the outside temperature is below -20°F (-30°C). It will stop blinking after the IMA battery warms up. 337 uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks Handling the Unexpected ■ Reasons for indicator lamp to come on or blink • Comes on when there is a problem with the engine emissions control system, or the fuel fill cap is missing, or loose. • Blinks when engine misfiring is detected. ■ What to do when the indicator lamp comes on Avoid high speeds and immediately get your vehicle inspected by a dealer. ■ What to do when the indicator lamp blinks Park the vehicle in a safe place with no flammable items and wait at least ten minutes or more with the engine stopped until it cools. ■ Check/Tighten Fuel Cap Message ■ The message appears on when: An evaporative system leak is detected. This may be caused by the fuel fill cap being loose or not being installed. ■ What to do when the message appears: 1. Stop the engine. 2. Check if the fuel fill cap is fully installed. u If not, loosen the cap, and then retighten it until it clicks at least once. 3. Drive for several days of normal driving. u The message should go off. ■ When the malfunction indicator lamp comes on The malfunction indicator lamp comes on if the system continues to detect a leak of gasoline vapor. If this happens, follow the procedures described earlier to check the fuel fill cap. 338 1If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks NOTICE If you drive with the malfunction indicator lamp on, the emissions control system and the engine could be damaged. If the malfunction indicator lamp blinks again when restarting the engine, drive to the nearest dealer at 31 mph (50 km/h) or less. Have your vehicle inspected. uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On U.S. Canada (Red) ■ Reasons for the indicator to come on • The brake fluid is low. • There is a malfunction in the brake system. ■ What to do when the indicator comes on while driving Press the brake pedal lightly to check pedal pressure. • If normal, check the brake fluid level the next time you stop. • If abnormal, take immediate action. If necessary, downshift the transmission to slow the vehicle using engine braking. ■ Reasons for the indicator to come on • Comes on when there is a problem with EPS. • If you depress the accelerator pedal repeatedly to increase the engine speed while the engine is idling, the indicator comes on, and sometimes the steering wheel becomes harder to operate. ■ What to do when the indicator comes on Stop the vehicle in a safe place and restart the engine. If the indicator comes on and stays on, immediately have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. Have your vehicle repaired immediately. It is dangerous to drive with low brake fluid. If there is no resistance from the brake pedal, stop immediately in a safe place. If necessary downshift the gears. If the brake system indicator and ABS indicator come on simultaneously, the electronic brake distribution system is not working. This can result in vehicle instability under sudden braking. Have your vehicle inspected by a dealer immediately. Handling the Unexpected If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator Comes On 1If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On 339 uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the IMA Indicator Comes On If the IMA Indicator Comes On ■ Reasons for Indicator to Come On Comes on when there is a problem with the hybrid system. ■ What to Do When the Indicator Comes On Avoid high speeds and immediately get your vehicle inspected by a dealer. U.S. models If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or Blinks Handling the Unexpected 340 ■ Reasons for the indicator to come on or blink A tire pressure is significantly low. If there is a problem with the TPMS or the compact spare tire is installed, the indicator blinks for about one minute, and then stays on. ■ What to do when the indicator comes on Stop your vehicle in a safe place. Check the tire pressure and adjust the pressure to the specified level. The specified tire pressure is on a label on the driver side doorjamb. ■ What to do when the indicator blinks Have the tire inspected by a dealer as soon as possible. If the compact spare tire causes the indicator to blink, change the tire to a full-size tire. The indicator goes off after driving for a few miles (kilometers). 1If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or Blinks NOTICE Driving on an extremely underinflated tire can cause it to overheat. An overheated tire can fail. Always inflate your tires to the prescribed level. Fuses Fuse Locations If any electrical devices are not working, set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) and check to see if any applicable fuse is blown. Fuse locations are shown on the fuse box cover. Locate the fuse in question by the fuse number and box cover number. ■ Circuit protected and fuse rating 1 Located near the brake fluid reservoir. Push the tabs to open the box. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Amps 70 A 40 A 30 A 30 A 30 A 100 A 50 A 60 A 60 A 30 A 30 A 30 A − 40 A − 20 A 20 A − 15 A 7.5 A 15 A − − − − 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Circuit Protected Oil Level Fog Lights IMA 1 Hazard FI Sub IG Coil Stop Horn IMA 2 Right Headlight Low Beam*1 Right Headlight Low Beam (HID)*2 IGP DBW Left Headlight Low Beam*1 Left Headlight Low Beam (HID)*2 Booster SOL MG Clutch WASHER SMALL Interior Lights Backup Amps 7.5 A 20 A 7.5 A 10 A 15 A 20 A 15 A 10 A 10 A 10 A 15 A 15 A 15 A 10 A 15 A 15 A 7.5 A 15 A 20 A 7.5 A 10 A Handling the Unexpected ■ Engine Compartment Fuse Box Circuit Protected EPS Booster Motor ABS/VSA Motor ABS/VSA FSR WIPER Main Fuse IG Main Fuse Box Main Fuse Box Main 2 Headlight Main ST/MG SW*1 Rear Defogger − Blower − Sub Fan Motor Main Fan Motor − IG Coil 2 Starter DIAG, ST MG IG Coil 1 − − − − *1:Models with halogen bulb low beam headlights *2:Models with discharge headlights Continued 341 uuFusesuFuse Locations ■ Interior Fuse Box Located under the dashboard. Fuse Label Handling the Unexpected Fuse locations are shown on the label on the side panel. Locate the fuse in question by the fuse number and label number. ■ Circuit protected and fuse rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 342 Circuit Protected − ACG SRS Fuel Pump Meter Power Window VB SOL * Door Lock Motor 2 (Unlock) Door Lock Motor 1 (Unlock) * Not available on all models Amps − 15 A 10 A 15 A 7.5 A 7.5 A 7.5 A 15 A 15 A Circuit Protected 10 − 11 Moonroof 12 Driver’s Power Seat Sliding * 13 Driver’s Power Seat Reclining * 14 Seat Heaters * Driver’s Door Lock Motor 15 (Unlock) 16 − 17 − 18 − 19 ACC 20 ACC Key Lock 21 Daytime Running Lights 22 HAC 23 HYBRID A/C 24 ABS/VSA 25 ACC 26 − 27 Accessory Power Socket 28 − 29 ODS Driver’s Door Lock Motor 30 (Lock) 31 SMART 32 Door Lock Motor 2 (Lock) 33 Door Lock Motor 1 (Lock) 34 Small Lights Amps − 20 A (20 A) (20 A) (15 A) 10 A − − − 7.5 A 7.5 A 7.5 A 7.5 A (7.5 A) 7.5 A (7.5 A) − 20 A − 7.5 A 10 A 10 A 15 A 15 A 7.5 A 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 Circuit Protected Amps Illumination 7.5 A − − Premium Audio * (20 A) Left Headlight High Beam 10 A Right Headlight High Beam 10 A TPMS * (7.5 A) Door Lock 20 A Driver’s Power Window 20 A Rear Passenger’s Side Power 20 A Window Front Passenger’s Side Power 20 A Window Rear Driver’s Side Power 20 A Window − − uuFusesuInspecting and Changing Fuses Inspecting and Changing Fuses Blown Fuse Combined Fuse 1Inspecting and Changing Fuses NOTICE Replacing a fuse with one that has a higher rating greatly increases the chances of damaging the electrical system. Replace fuse with a spare fuse of the same specified amperage. Confirm the specified amperage using the charts on P. 341 to 342. There is a fuse puller on the back of the engine compartment fuse box cover. Handling the Unexpected Fuse Puller 1. Set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK). Turn the headlights and all accessories off. 2. Remove the fuse box cover. 3. Check the large fuse in the engine compartment. u If the fuse is blown, use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw and replace it with a new one. 4. Inspect the small fuses in the engine compartment and the vehicle interior. u If there is a burned out fuse, remove it with the fuse puller and replace it with a new one. 343 Emergency Towing Call a professional towing service if you need to tow your vehicle. ■ Flat bed equipment The operator loads your vehicle on the back of a truck. This is the best way to transport your vehicle. ■ Wheel lift equipment The tow truck uses two pivoting arms that go under the front tires and lift them off the ground. The rear tires remain on the ground. This is an acceptable way to tow your vehicle. Handling the Unexpected 344 1Emergency Towing NOTICE Trying to lift or tow your vehicle by the bumpers will cause serious damage. The bumpers are not designed to support the vehicle's weight. NOTICE Improper towing such as towing behind a motorhome or other motor vehicle can damage the transmission. Never tow your vehicle with just a rope or chain. It is very dangerous since ropes or chains may shift from side to side or break. Information This chapter includes your vehicle's specifications, locations of identification numbers, and other information required by regulation. Specifications .................................... 346 Identification Numbers Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Engine Number and Transmission Number ......................................... 348 Devices that Emit Radio Waves ....... 349 Reporting Safety Defects ................. 350 Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes.............. 351 Warranty Coverages ........................ 353 Authorized Manuals......................... 355 Client Service Information ............... 356 345 Specifications ■ Vehicle Specifications ■ Engine Specifications ■ Light Bulbs Model No. of Passengers: Front Rear Total Weights: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Gross Axle Weight Rating (Front) Gross Axle Weight Rating (Rear) Air Conditioning: Refrigerant Type Charge Quantity Lubricant Type Displacement Spark Plugs Headlights (Low Beam) Acura ILX Hybrid 2 3 5 3,968 lbs (1,800 kg) 91 cu-in (1,497 cm3) NGK DILFR6J11 ■ Fuel Fuel: Type Fuel Tank Capacity Premium unleaded gasoline, Pump octane number of 91 or higher 13.2 US gal (50 ℓ) 2,138 lbs (970 kg) 1,962 lbs (890 kg) ■ Washer Fluid Tank Capacity HFC-134a (R-134a) 13.2 – 15.0 oz (375 – 425 g) SE-10Y U.S.: 2.6 US qt (2.5 ℓ) Canada: 5.12 US qt (4.85 ℓ) Headlights (High Beam) Fog Lights Front Turn Signal Lights Parking/Side Marker Lights Brake/Rear Side Marker/Taillight Back-Up Lights Rear Turn Signal Lights High-Mount Brake Light Rear License Plate Light Trunk Light Interior Lights Map Light Ceiling Light Foot light Glove Box light Vanity Mirror light 35W (D2S)*1 55W (H11)*2 60W (HB3) 55W (H11) 21W 5W 21/5W 16W 21W LED 5W 5W LED 8W 1.4W LED 2W *1: Vehicle with discharge headlights *2: Vehicle with halogen bulb low beam headlights Information 346 uuSpecificationsu ■ Brake Fluid Specified Acura Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 ■ Transmission Fluid Specified Capacity ■ Engine Oil Recommended Capacity Acura Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid Change 3.0 US qt (2.8 ℓ) ■ Tire ·Genuine Acura Motor Oil 0W-20 ·API Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil Change 3.6 US qt (3.4 ℓ) Change including 3.8 US qt (3.6 ℓ) filter Regular Compact Spare*1 Wheel Size ■ Engine Coolant Specified Ratio Capacity Size Pressure psi (kPa [kgf/cm2]) Size Pressure psi (kPa [kgf/cm2]) Regular Compact Spare*1 P205/55R16 89H 32 (220 [2.2]) T135/80D15 99M 60 (420 [4.2]) 16 x 6 1/2J 15 x 4T *1: Vehicles with optional spare tire kit Acura Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type2 50/50 with distilled water 1.37 US gal (5.18 ℓ) (change including the remaining 0.125 US gal (0.475 ℓ) in the reserve tank) Information 347 Identification Numbers Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Engine Number and Transmission Number Your vehicle has a 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) used to register your vehicle for warranty purposes, and for licensing and insuring your vehicle. The locations of your vehicle's VIN, engine number and transmission number are shown as follows. 1Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Engine Number and Transmission Number The interior vehicle identification number (VIN) is located under the cover. Vehicle Identification Number Engine Number Cover IMA Motor Number Information 348 Transmission Number Certification Label/ Vehicle Identification Number Devices that Emit Radio Waves The following products and systems on your vehicle emit radio waves when in operation. U.S. AcuraLink Audio System Bluetooth® Audio Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HomeLink® Universal Transceiver Immobilizer System Keyless Access System U.S. models only Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Each of the above complies with the appropriate requirements or the required standards of FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and Industry Canada Standard, described below: Information As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-Gen/210/310. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 349 Reporting Safety Defects In the U.S. If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying American Honda Motor Co., Inc. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-4249153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http:// www.safercar.gov. In Canada If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform Honda Canada Inc. and you may also inform Transport Canada. Information If Transport Canada receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may lead to a recall and remedy campaign. However, Transport Canada cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Honda Canada Inc. To contact Transport Canada’s Defect Investigations and Recalls Division, you may call 1-800-333-0510. For more information on reporting safety defects or about motor vehicle safety, go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/ roadsafety. 350 Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes Your vehicle has “Readiness Codes,” as part of the onboard self diagnostic system. Some States use these codes as a test to see if your vehicle’s emissions components are working properly. The codes may not be read properly if testing is performed just after the battery has gone dead or been disconnected. To check if they are set, set the power mode to ON, without starting the engine. The malfunction indicator lamp will come on for several seconds. If it then goes off, the readiness codes are set. If it blinks five times, the readiness codes are not set. 1Testing of Readiness Codes The readiness codes are erased when the 12 volt battery is disconnected, and set again only after several days of driving under a variety of conditions. If a testing facility determines that the readiness codes are not set, you may be requested to return at a later date to complete the test. If the testing facility determines the readiness codes are still not set, see a dealer. If you are required to have your vehicle tested before the readiness codes are ready, prepare the vehicle for retesting by doing the following: Continued Information 1. Fill the gas tank to approximately 3/4 full. 2. Park the vehicle and leave the engine off for 6 hours or more. 3. Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40 °F and 95 °F (4 °C and 35 °C). 4. Start the engine without touching the accelerator pedal, and let it idle for 20 seconds. 5. Keep the vehicle in (P . Increase the engine speed to 2,000 rpm, and hold it there for about 3 minutes. 6. Let the engine idle with your foot off the accelerator for 20 seconds. 351 uuEmissions TestinguTesting of Readiness Codes 7. Select a nearby, lightly traveled major highway where you can maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 minutes. Drive on the highway in (D . Do not use cruise control. When traffic allows, drive for 90 seconds without moving the accelerator pedal. (Vehicle speed may vary slightly; this is okay.) If you cannot do this for a continuous 90 seconds because of traffic conditions, drive for at least 30 seconds, then repeat it two more times (for a total of 90 seconds). 8. Drive in city/suburban traffic for at least 10 minutes. When traffic conditions allow, let the vehicle coast for several seconds without using the accelerator pedal or the brake pedal. 9. Park the vehicle and leave the engine off for 30 minutes. Information 352 Warranty Coverages ■ U.S. Owners Your new vehicle is covered by these warranties: New Vehicle Limited Warranty – covers your new vehicle, except for the emissions control systems and accessories, against defects in materials and workmanship. Emissions Control Systems Defects Warranty and Emissions Performance Warranty – these two warranties cover your vehicle’s emissions control systems. Time, mileage, and coverage are conditional. Please read your warranty booklet for exact information. Seat Belt Limited Warranty – a seat belt that fails to function properly is covered by a limited warranty. Please read your warranty booklet for details. Rust Perforation Limited Warranty – all exterior body panels are covered for rust-through from the inside for the specified time period with no mileage limit. Information Accessory Limited Warranty – Acura accessories are covered under this warranty. Time and mileage limits depend on the type of accessory and other factors. Please read your warranty booklet for details. Replacement Parts Limited Warranty – covers all Acura replacement parts against defects in materials and workmanship. Continued 353 uuWarranty Coveragesu Replacement Battery Limited Warranty – provides prorated coverage for a replacement battery purchased from a dealer. Replacement Muffler Lifetime Limited Warranty – provides coverage for as long as the purchaser of the muffler owns the vehicle. Restrictions and exclusions apply to all these warranties. Please read the Acura warranty information booklet that came with your vehicle for precise information on warranty coverages. Your vehicle’s original tires are covered by their manufacturer. Tire warranty information is in a separate booklet. ■ Canadian Owners Please refer to the warranty manual that came with your vehicle. Information 354 Authorized Manuals ■ Service Express: For electronic copies of service publications, you can purchase a subscription to Service Express. Visit www.techinfo.honda.com for pricing and options. 1Authorized Manuals For Canadian Owners: Please contact a dealer to order any manuals that you may require. ■ For U.S. Owners: Manuals can be purchased from Helm Incorporated. You can order a manual by phone at (800) 782-4356 (credit card orders only), or online at www.helminc.com. Information 355 Client Service Information Acura dealership personnel are trained professionals. They should be able to answer all your questions. If you encounter a problem that your dealership does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealership's service manager or general manager. If you are dissatisfied with the decision made by the dealership's management, contact Acura Client Relations/ Services. U.S. Owners: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Acura Client Relations Mail Stop 500-2N-7E 1919 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90501-2746 Tel: (800) 382-2238 Information 356 Canadian Owners: Honda Canada Inc. Acura Client Services 180 Honda Boulevard Markham, ON L6C 0H9 Tel: 1-888-9-ACURA-9 Fax: 1-877-939-0909 E-mail: [email protected] In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Bella International P.O. Box 190816 San Juan, PR 00919-0816 Tel: (787) 620-7546 1Client Service Information When you call or write, please give us the following information: • Vehicle Identification Number 2 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Engine Number and Transmission Number P. 348 • Date of purchase • Odometer reading of your vehicle • Your name, address, and telephone number • A detailed description of the problem • Name of the dealer who sold the vehicle to you Index Index Numbers 7-Speed Manual Shift Mode ................... 233 7-Speed Manual Shift Mode Operation ............................................... 234 A Recommended CDs................................. 184 Recommended Devices............................ 186 Security Code.......................................... 154 Theft Protection ...................................... 154 USB Adapter Cable.................................. 153 USB Flash Drives ...................................... 186 Audio/Information Screen ....................... 156 Authorized Manuals ................................ 355 Auto Door Locking/Unlocking................. 113 Customize................................................. 95 Auto Idle Stop .......................................... 236 Auto Idle Stop Indicator ............................ 75 Automatic Lighting .................................. 127 Auxiliary Input Jack.................................. 153 Average Fuel Economy .............................. 91 Average Fuel Economy Records ................ 91 Average Speed ........................................... 92 B Battery ...................................................... 303 Charging System Indicator................. 72, 337 Jump Starting.......................................... 332 Maintenance (Checking the 12 Volt Battery) ................................................. 303 Maintenance (Replacing) ......................... 304 Belts (Seat) .................................................. 32 Beverage Holders ..................................... 143 Bluetooth® Audio ..................................... 176 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®..................... 189 Booster Seats (For Children) ...................... 65 Index ABS (Anti-lock Brake System).................. 250 Accessories and Modifications ................ 257 Accessory Power Socket........................... 144 Acura Hybrid System.................................. 12 Additives Coolant .................................................. 277 Engine Oil ............................................... 274 Washer ................................................... 281 Additives, Engine Oil ............................... 272 Adjusting Armrest .................................................. 140 Front Seats.............................................. 135 Head Restraints....................................... 138 Mirrors.................................................... 133 Steering Wheel ....................................... 132 Temperature ............................................. 90 Air Conditioning System (Climate Control System).................................................... 146 Changing the Mode................................ 146 Defrosting the Windshield and Windows .............................................. 147 Dust and Pollen Filter .............................. 305 Recirculation/Fresh Air Mode................... 146 Sensor .................................................... 149 Synchronized Mode ................................. 148 Using Automatic Climate Control ............ 146 Air Pressure ............................................... 294 Airbags ........................................................ 39 Advanced Airbags ..................................... 45 After a Collision......................................... 42 Airbag Care ............................................... 53 Event Data Recorders................................... 0 Front Airbags (SRS) .................................... 42 Indicator ........................................ 50, 74, 78 Passenger Airbag Off Indicator .................. 51 Sensors...................................................... 45 Side Airbag Cutoff System ......................... 48 Side Airbag Off Indicator ........................... 48 Side Airbags .............................................. 46 Side Curtain Airbags .................................. 49 AM/FM Radio ............................................ 161 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) .................. 250 Indicator .................................................... 73 Armrest ..................................................... 140 Audio Remote Controls............................ 159 Audio System ............................................ 152 Adjusting the Sound ................................ 160 Auxiliary Input Jack .................................. 153 Error Messages ........................................ 180 General Information ................................ 183 iPhone ..................................................... 186 iPod......................................................... 168 MP3/WMA/AAC ...................................... 173 Pandora® ................................................. 171 Reactivating............................................. 154 357 Brake System............................................. 248 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ................... 250 Brake Assist System ................................. 251 Brake System Indicator....................... 71, 339 Fluid ........................................................ 280 Foot Brake ............................................... 249 Indicator ............................................ 71, 339 Parking Brake .......................................... 248 Brightness Control (Instrument Panel) .... 131 Bulb Replacement..................................... 282 Back-Up Light Bulbs................................. 290 Brake Light, Taillight, Rear Turn Signal Light and Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs .. 288 Bulb Specifications................................... 346 Fog Lights................................................ 284 Front Turn Signal Light Bulbs ................... 286 Headlights ............................................... 282 High-Mount Brake Light .......................... 291 Parking/Side Marker Light Bulbs............... 287 Rear License Plate Light............................ 291 C Index 358 Carbon Monoxide Gas................................ 66 Carrying Cargo.................................. 221, 223 CD Player ................................................... 165 Certification Label .................................... 348 Changing Bulbs......................................... 282 Charge/Assist Gauge................................... 86 Charging System Indicator ................. 72, 337 Child Safety................................................. 54 Childproof Door Locks............................. 112 Emergency Trunk Opener ........................ 117 Child Seat.................................................... 54 Booster Seats ............................................ 65 Child Seat for Infants................................. 56 Child Seat for Small Children..................... 57 Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt.................................................. 61 Larger Children ......................................... 64 Rear-facing Child Seat ............................... 56 Selecting a Child Seat................................ 58 Using a Tether........................................... 63 Childproof Door Locks ............................. 112 Cleaning the Exterior ............................... 308 Cleaning the Interior................................ 306 Client Service Information ....................... 356 Climate Control System............................ 146 Changing the Mode ................................ 146 Defrosting the Windshield and Windows............................................... 147 Dust and Pollen Filter............................... 305 Recirculation/Fresh Air Mode ................... 146 Sensors ................................................... 149 Synchronized Mode................................. 148 Using Automatic Climate Control ............ 146 Clock.......................................................... 104 Coat Hook................................................. 144 Compact Spare Tire (Optional)................ 322 Console Compartment ............................. 142 Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) ....................................................... 230 Creeping................................................. 230 Fluid ....................................................... 279 Kickdown ............................................... 230 Operating the Shift Lever ........................ 232 Shift Lever Does Not Move ...................... 334 Shifting................................................... 231 Controls .................................................... 103 Coolant (Engine) ...................................... 277 Adding to the Radiator ........................... 278 Adding to the Reserve Tank .................... 277 Low Temperature Indicator ....................... 79 Overheating............................................ 335 Creep Aid System ..................................... 228 Creeping ................................................... 230 Cruise Control .......................................... 240 Indicator ................................................... 80 Cup Holders .............................................. 143 Customized Features ................................. 95 D Daytime Running Lights .......................... Dead Battery ............................................ Defrosting the Windshield and Windows ................................................. Devices that Emit Radio Waves ............... Dimming Headlights .............................................. Rearview Mirror ...................................... 129 332 147 349 126 133 Dipstick (Engine Oil) ................................ 273 Directional Signals (Turn Signal)............. 126 Doors ........................................................ 105 Auto Door Locking.................................. 113 Auto Door Unlocking .............................. 113 Door Open Indicator ........................... 31, 75 Keys........................................................ 105 Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside .................................................... 111 Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside ................................................. 107 Lockout prevention system...................... 110 DOT Tire Quality Grading........................ 297 Driving ...................................................... 219 Braking ................................................... 248 Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) .................................................... 230 Cruise Control ........................................ 240 Shifting Speed Position ........................... 231 Starting the Engine ................................. 226 Dust and Pollen Filter .............................. 305 E F Features .................................................... 151 Filters......................................................... 305 Dust and Pollen ....................................... 305 Oil........................................................... 275 Flat Tire ..................................................... 313 Floor Mats................................................. 307 Fluids Brake ...................................................... 280 Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid ...................................................... 279 Engine Coolant ....................................... 277 Windshield Washer ................................. 281 Fog Light Indicator..................................... 77 Foot Brake ................................................ 249 Front Airbags (SRS)..................................... 42 Front Seats ................................................ 135 Adjusting ................................................ 135 Fuel...................................................... 21, 254 Economy ................................................. 256 Gauge....................................................... 86 Instant Fuel Economy ................................ 91 Low Fuel Indicator ..................................... 73 Range ....................................................... 91 Recommendation .................................... 254 Refueling................................................. 254 Fuel Economy ........................................... 256 Fuel Economy Indicator ....................... 11, 90 Fuel Fill Cap ........................................ 21, 255 Message.................................................. 338 Fuel Fill Door ...................................... 21, 255 Index Eco Assist System........................................ 10 ECON Button ............................................ 239 ECON Mode Indicator................................ 80 Elapsed Time .............................................. 91 Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator ........................................... 75, 339 Electronic Stability Control (ESC) ............ 243 Emergency ................................................ 344 Emergency Trunk Opener ........................ 117 Emissions Testing (Readiness Codes) ....... 351 Engine ....................................................... 348 Coolant ................................................... 277 Jump Starting .......................................... 332 Oil ........................................................... 272 Starting ................................................... 226 Switch Buzzer .......................................... 125 Engine Compartment Cover .................... 270 Engine Coolant ......................................... 277 Adding to the Radiator ............................ 278 Adding to the Reserve Tank ..................... 277 Low Temperature Indicator ........................ 79 Overheating ............................................ 335 Engine Oil ................................................. 272 Adding .................................................... 274 Checking ................................................. 273 Displaying Oil Life .................................... 264 Low Oil Pressure Indicator.................. 75, 337 Recommended Engine Oil........................ 272 ENGINE START/STOP Button .................... 124 EPS (Electric Power Steering) System ............................................... 75, 339 Exhaust Gas Hazard (Carbon Monoxide) .. 66 Expanded View Driver’s Mirror ............... 134 Exterior Care (Cleaning) ........................... 308 Exterior Mirrors ........................................ 134 359 Fuses .......................................................... 341 Inspecting and Changing ......................... 343 Locations ......................................... 341, 342 G Gasoline (Fuel) Economy ................................................. 256 Gauge ....................................................... 86 Information ............................................. 254 Instant Fuel Economy................................. 91 Low Fuel Indicator ..................................... 73 Refueling ................................................. 254 Gauges......................................................... 86 Glass (care) ................................................ 308 Glove Box .................................................. 142 H Index 360 Halogen Bulbs................................... 282, 283 Handling the Unexpected ........................ 311 HandsFreeLink® (HFL) ............................... 189 Automatic Import of Cellular Phonebook and Call History ..................................... 205 Automatic Transferring ............................ 203 Caller’s ID Information ............................. 203 HFL Buttons ............................................. 189 HFL Menus .............................................. 191 HFL Status Display.................................... 190 Making a Call .......................................... 208 Options During a Call .............................. 212 Phone Setup............................................ 196 Receiving a Call ....................................... 211 Speed Dial............................................... 206 Text Message .................................. 201, 213 To Clear the System ................................ 204 To Create a Security PIN .......................... 202 Hazard Warning Button .............................. 4 Head Restraints ........................................ 138 Headlights................................................. 126 Aiming .................................................... 282 Automatic Operation............................... 127 Dimming ......................................... 126, 129 Operating................................................ 126 Heaters (Seat) ........................................... 145 HFL (HandsFreeLink®)............................... 189 High-Beam Indicator .................................. 77 Hill Start Assist System ............................. 228 HomeLink® Universal Transceiver............ 187 I Identification Numbers ............................ 348 Engine and Transmission ......................... 348 Vehicle Identification ............................... 348 Illumination Control................................. 131 Knob....................................................... 131 IMA Battery Charge Level Indicator/Power Flow Monitor ............................................ 93 IMA System Indicator ................................. 77 Immobilizer System .................................. 118 Indicator.................................................... 78 Indicators.................................................... 70 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) .................... 73 Auto Idle Stop........................................... 75 Brake System ............................................ 71 Charging System............................... 72, 337 CRUISE CONTROL ............................. 80, 241 CRUISE MAIN.................................... 80, 240 Door and Trunk Open ......................... 31, 75 Door Open................................................ 31 ECON Mode ..................................... 80, 239 Electric Power Steering (EPS) System ............................................ 75, 339 Fog Light .................................................. 77 High-Beam................................................ 77 IMA System .............................................. 77 Immobilizer System ................................... 78 Keyless Access System............................... 79 Lights On .................................................. 77 Low Fuel ................................................... 73 Low Oil Pressure ............................... 75, 337 Low Temperature...................................... 79 Low Tire Pressure/TPMS .................... 76, 245 Maintenance Minder............................... 263 Malfunction Indicator Lamp .............. 71, 338 Parking Brake and Brake System ....... 70, 339 Seat Belt Reminder.............................. 33, 73 Security System Alarm............................... 79 Shift Lever Position.................................... 72 Side Airbag Off ................................... 52, 78 Supplemental Restraint System ........... 50, 74 System Message ....................................... 76 Transmission ............................................. 72 Turn Signal ............................................... 77 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) System ............................................ 74, 243 VSA® OFF.......................................... 74, 244 Information .............................................. 345 Information Buttons ............................ 87, 95 Instant Fuel Economy ................................ 91 Instrument Panel........................................ 69 Brightness Control .................................. 131 Interior Lights........................................... 141 Interior Rearview Mirror ......................... 133 Internet Radio .......................................... 171 iPhone....................................................... 186 iPod........................................................... 168 J Jack (Wheel Nut Wrench)........................ 325 Jump Starting........................................... 332 K 106 108 110 105 110 106 112 107 L L Mode Operation .................................... 235 Language (HFL)......................................... 190 LATCH (Child Seats) .................................... 59 Lights................................................. 126, 282 Automatic ............................................... 127 Bulb Replacement.................................... 282 Daytime Running Lights ........................... 129 Fog Lights................................................ 129 High-Beam Indicator .................................. 77 Interior .................................................... 141 Light Switches ......................................... 126 Lights On Indicator .................................... 77 Turn Signals............................................. 126 Limitations for Manual Operation .......... 190 Load Limits................................................ 223 Locking and Unlocking ............................ 105 Auto Door Locking/Unlocking .................. 113 Childproof Door Locks ............................. 112 From Inside.............................................. 111 From Outside........................................... 107 Keys ........................................................ 105 Using a Key ............................................. 110 Lockout Prevention System...................... 110 Low Battery Charge (12 volt) ................... 337 Low Fuel Indicator ...................................... 73 Low Keyless Access Remote Signal Strength .................................................. 106 Low Oil Pressure Indicator ................. 75, 337 Low Temperature Indicator....................... 79 Lower Anchor ............................................. 59 Lubricant Specifications Chart................. 346 Luggage (Maximum Load Limit) ............. 223 M Maintenance............................................. 259 Battery .................................................... 303 Brake Fluid .............................................. 280 Cleaning ................................................. 306 Climate Control....................................... 305 Coolant................................................... 277 Maintenance MinderTM ............................ 263 Oil........................................................... 272 Precautions ............................................. 260 Radiator .................................................. 278 Remote Transmitter................................. 304 Replacing Light Bulbs .............................. 282 Safety...................................................... 261 Service Items ........................................... 266 Tires ........................................................ 294 Transmission Fluid ................................... 279 Under the Hood ...................................... 268 Maintenance MinderTM ............................ 263 Malfunction Indicator Lamp.............. 71, 338 Map Lights ................................................ 141 Maximum Load Limit ............................... 223 Index Key Number Tag ...................................... Keyless Access System .............................. Keyless Lockout Prevention..................... Keys........................................................... Lockout Prevention ................................. Number Tag............................................ Rear Door Won’t Open ........................... Remote Transmitter ................................ Types and Functions ................................ 105 Won’t Turn................................................ 24 Kickdown .................................................. 230 361 Meters, Gauges ........................................... 86 Mirrors....................................................... 133 Adjusting................................................. 133 Door........................................................ 134 Exterior.................................................... 134 Interior Rearview...................................... 133 Modifications (and Accessories)............... 257 Moonroof.................................................. 123 MP3.................................................... 165, 173 Multi-Information Display.......................... 87 Multi-View Rear Camera .......................... 253 N Numbers (Identification) .......................... 348 O Index 362 Odometer.................................................... 89 Oil (Engine) ............................................... 272 Adding .................................................... 274 Checking ................................................. 273 Displaying Oil Life .................................... 264 Low Oil Pressure Indicator.................. 75, 337 Recommended Engine Oil........................ 272 Viscosity .................................................. 272 Opening/Closing Hood ....................................................... 269 Moonroof................................................ 123 Power Windows ...................................... 120 Trunk....................................................... 114 Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel ....................................... 124 Outside Temperature Adjusting .................................................. 90 Overheating.............................................. 335 P Paddle Shifters (Sequential Shift Mode)... 20 Pandora®................................................... 171 Panic Mode ............................................... 119 Parking...................................................... 252 Parking Brake ........................................... 248 Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator............................................ 70, 339 Passenger Airbag Off Indicator ................. 51 Passing Indicators ..................................... 126 Power Windows ....................................... 120 Precautions While Driving ....................... 229 Rain ........................................................ 229 Pregnant Women ....................................... 37 Puncture (Tire).................................. 313, 322 R Radiator .................................................... 278 Radio (AM/FM) ......................................... 161 Radio (XM®) .............................................. 163 Radio Data System (RDS) ......................... 162 Range .......................................................... 91 RDS (Radio Data System) ......................... 162 Readiness Code (Emissions Testing) ........ 351 Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button..................................................... 132 Rearview Mirror ....................................... 133 Refueling .................................................. 254 Fuel Gauge ............................................... 86 Gasoline ......................................... 254, 346 Low Fuel Indicator..................................... 73 Regulations .............................. 246, 296, 349 Remote Transmitter ................................. 107 Replacement Battery.................................................... 303 Bulbs ...................................................... 282 Fuses .............................................. 341, 342 Tires........................................................ 300 Wiper Blade Rubber ................................ 292 Reporting Safety Defects......................... 350 Resetting a Trip Meter............................... 89 S Safe Driving................................................ 27 Safety Check............................................... 31 Safety Labels .............................................. 67 Safety Message ............................................ 1 Seat Belts .................................................... 32 Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor ................. 36 Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners ................. 34 Checking .................................................. 38 Fastening .................................................. 35 Side Curtain Airbags................................... 49 SMS Text Message ............................ 201, 213 Snow Tires................................................. 302 Spare Tire Kit (Optional) .......................... 313 Spark Plugs................................................ 346 Specifications ............................................ 346 Specified Fuel.................................... 254, 346 Speedometer .............................................. 86 SRS Airbags (Airbags) ................................. 39 Starting the Engine .................................. 226 Does Not Start ......................................... 329 Engine Switch Buzzer .............................. 124 Jump Starting .......................................... 332 Steering Wheel ................................. 124, 132 Adjusting................................................. 132 Stopping.................................................... 252 Summer Tires ............................................ 302 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) ........ 42 Switches (Around the Steering Wheel) ... 4, 5 System Message Indicator .......................... 76 T Tachometer ................................................. 86 Temperature High Temperature Indicator ....................... 79 Low Temperature Indicator ........................ 79 Outside Temperature ................................. 90 Temperature Sensor ................................... 90 Text Message .................................... 201, 213 Time (Setting) ........................................... 104 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ..................................................... 245 Indicator............................................ 76, 340 Tire Repair Kit........................................... 313 Tires........................................................... 294 Air Pressure ..................................... 295, 347 Checking and Maintaining ...................... 294 Inspection ............................................... 294 Labeling .................................................. 295 Puncture (Flat Tire) .................................. 313 Regulations ............................................. 297 Rotation .................................................. 301 Spare Tire Kit (Optional) .......................... 313 Summer .................................................. 302 Tire Chains .............................................. 302 Tire Repair Kit.......................................... 313 Wear Indicators ....................................... 299 Winter..................................................... 302 Tools.......................................................... 312 Towing a Trailer ....................................... 225 Towing Your Vehicle................................ 225 Emergency .............................................. 344 TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) .................................................... 245 Transmission ............................................. 231 Automatic ............................................... 231 Fluid........................................................ 279 Number................................................... 348 Shift Lever Position Indicator...................... 72 Trip Meter................................................... 89 Index Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt ................................................. 61 Pregnant Women...................................... 37 Reminder .................................................. 33 Warning Indicator ............................... 33, 73 Seat Heaters ............................................. 145 Seats.......................................................... 135 Adjusting ................................................ 135 Front Seats.............................................. 135 Seat Heaters ........................................... 145 Security System Immobilizer System Indicator..................... 78 Security System Alarm Indicator ................ 79 SEL/RESET Button ....................................... 87 Select Lever ........................................ 20, 231 Operation ......................................... 20, 232 Releasing ................................................ 334 Won’t Move ........................................... 334 Selecting a Child Seat ................................ 58 Selector Knob (Audio) ............................. 155 Setting the Clock...................................... 104 Shift Lever .......................................... 20, 231 Shift Lever Position Indicator .................... 72 Shift Lever Positions Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) .................................................... 231 Shifting ..................................................... 231 Shoulder Anchor ........................................ 36 Side Airbags ............................................... 46 Cutoff System........................................... 48 Off Indicator ............................................. 48 363 Troubleshooting ....................................... 311 Blown Fuse ...................................... 341, 342 Brake Pedal Vibrates .................................. 25 Buzzer Sounds When Opening Door .......... 25 Emergency Towing .................................. 344 Engine Does Not Start.............................. 329 Noise When Braking .................................. 25 Overheating............................................. 335 Premium Gasoline.................................... 254 Puncture/Flat Tire..................................... 313 Rear Door Won’t Open ...................... 24, 112 Shift Lever Won’t Move ........................... 334 Warning Indicators .................................... 70 Trunk ......................................................... 114 Lid ........................................................... 114 Light Bulb ................................................ 346 Turn Signals............................................... 126 Indicators (Instrument Panel)...................... 77 U Index Unlocking the Doors................................. 107 Unlocking the Front Doors from the Inside ......................................................... 17 USB Adapter Cable ........................... 152, 153 USB Flash Drives........................................ 186 Using the Keyless Access System.............. 108 V Vanity Mirrors ............................................... 7 364 Vehicle Identification Number ................ 348 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®).................. 243 Off Button............................................... 244 Off Indicator.............................................. 74 System Indicator........................................ 74 Viscosity (Oil) .................................... 272, 347 VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist).................. 243 W Wallpaper ......................................... 100, 157 Wallpaper Setup....................................... 178 Warning and Information Messages......... 81 Warning Indicator On/Blinking ............... 337 Warning Labels........................................... 67 Warranties (Warranty Manual provided separately) .............................................. 353 Watts......................................................... 346 Wear Indicators (Tire) .............................. 299 Wheel Nut Wrench (Jack Handle) ........... 325 Window Washers ..................................... 130 Adding/Refilling Fluid .............................. 281 Switch..................................................... 130 Windows (Opening and Closing) ............ 120 Windshield................................................ 130 Cleaning ................................................. 309 Defrosting/Defogging.............................. 147 Washer Fluid ........................................... 281 Wiper Blades ........................................... 292 Wipers and Washers................................ 130 Winter Tires.............................................. 302 Snow Tires .............................................. 302 Tire Chains.............................................. 302 Wipers and Washers ................................ 130 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades ................................................... 292 WMA................................................. 165, 173 Worn Tires ................................................ 294 X XM® Radio ................................................ 163