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10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2011 Acura RDX was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and convenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner's manual in your vehicle so you can refer to it at any time. As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by a symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment. Several warranties protect your new vehicle. Read the warranty booklet thoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rights and responsibilities. Maintaining your vehicle according to the Maintenance MinderTM shown in the instrument panel helps to keep your driving trouble-free while it preserves your investment. When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that your dealer's staff is specially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your vehicle. Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer any questions and concerns. i 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Introduction California Proposition 65 Warning WARNING: This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record front seat belt use, front passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure of any airbag system component. This 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. 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/ ii 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility. You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, including: ● ● 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. Safety Labels - on the vehicle. Safety Messages - preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These signal words mean: You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don't follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don't follow instructions. 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. You CAN be HURT if you don't follow instructions. ● Safety Headings - such as Important Safety Reminders or Important Safety Precautions. ● Safety Section - such as Driver and Passenger Safety. ● Instructions - how to use this vehicle correctly and safely. This entire book is filled with important safety information - please read it carefully. iii 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Important Handling Information Your RDX has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier. These advantages come at some cost. Because your vehicle is taller and rides higher off the ground, it has a high center of gravity. This means your vehicle can tip or roll over if you make abrupt turns. Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. As a reminder, make sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts. For information on how to reduce the risk of rollover, read ‘‘Driving Guidelines’’ on page 372 of this manual and the Off-Highway Driving Guidelines section on page 405. Failure to operate your vehicle correctly might result in loss of control or an accident. iv 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu 2011 RDX Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) .................................................................................................................... 3 Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ........................................................................... 5 Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, multi-information display, dashboard, and steering column) ........... 61 Features (climate control, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, HomeLink®, and other convenience items) ... 163 Before Driving (fuel, vehicle break-in, and cargo loading) ....................................................................................... 351 Driving (engine and transmission operation) ........................................................................................................... 371 Maintenance (minders, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage) .......................................................... 409 Taking Care of the Unexpected (flat tire, jump starting, overheating, and fuses) ................................................... 453 Technical Information (vehicle specifications, tires, and emissions controls) ........................................................ 477 Warranty and Client Relations (U.S. and Canada only) (warranty and contact information)............................... 493 Index .............................................................................................................................................................................. I Service Information Summary (fluid capacities and tire pressures) 00X31-STK-6400 © 2010 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved 1 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Overview of Contents Contents A convenient reference to the sections in this manual. Your Vehicle at a Glance A quick reference to the main controls in your vehicle. Driver and Passenger Safety Important information about the proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, an overview of the supplemental restraint system, and valuable information on how to protect children with child restraints. Instruments and Controls Explains the purpose of each instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use the controls on the dashboard and steering column. Features How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving What gasoline to use, how to breakin your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park; plus what you need to know if you're planning to tow a trailer. Maintenance The Maintenance MinderTM shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer for maintenance service. There is also a list of things to check and instructions on how to check them. Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and details how to handle them. 2 2011 RDX Technical Information ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Client Relations (U.S. and Canada only) A summary of the warranties covering your new vehicle, and how to contact us for any reason. Refer to your warranty manual for detailed information. Index Service Information Summary A summary of the information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Your Vehicle at a Glance AUDIO SYSTEMꭧ1 REARVIEW MONITORꭧ1 (P. 348) (P. 174) CEILING CONSOLEꭧ3 MIRROR CONTROL AUTO BUTTON (P. 146) Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 63) GAUGES (P. 73) PASSENGER'S FRONT AIRBAG (P. 10, 26) DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG (P. 10, 26) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P. 148) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P. 164) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P. 126) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P. 126) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P. 142) POWER WINDOW SWITCH (P. 142) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P. 355) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE USB ADAPTER CABLE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL (P. 353) (P. 150) ACCESSORY POWER (P. 199, 207, 263, 274) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. SOCKET (P. 157) AUDIO SYSTEMꭧ2 (P. 216) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P. 376) ꭧ1: On models without navigation system. ꭧ2: On models with navigation system. ꭧ3: HomeLink® buttons (P. 303) Moonroof Switch (P. 144) Front Ceiling Light Switch (P. 151) CONTINUED 3 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Your Vehicle at a Glance HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNAL/FOG LIGHTS (P. 116/119) PADDLE SHIFTERS (P. 380) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 289) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS/ REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER (P. 114/115) UPPER DISPLAYꭧ3 (P. 173) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P. 121) NAVIGATION SYSTEMꭧ3/ CENTER DISPLAYꭧ2 (P. 172) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P. 33) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) OFF SWITCH (P. 396) MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 146) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON (P. 121/147) VOICE CONTROL BUTTONSꭧ3 AUXILIARY INPUT JACK (P. 291) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK BUTTONS (P. 306) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P. 157) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS (P. 122) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. HORNꭧ1 MULTI-INFORMATION BUTTONS (P. 74) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 300) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P. 141) ꭧ1: To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. ꭧ2: On models without navigation system. ꭧ3: Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual. 4 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Driver and Passenger Safety Important Safety Precautions............. 6 Your Vehicle's Safety Features .......... 8 Seat Belts ..................................... 9 Airbags ...................................... 10 Protecting Adults and Teens ........... 12 1. Close and Lock the Doors........ 12 2. Adjust the Front Seats ............. 13 3. Adjust the Seat-Backs .............. 14 4. Adjust the Head Restraints ...... 15 5. Fasten and Position the Seat Belts .................................. 15 6. Maintain a Proper Sitting Position .............................. 17 Advice for Pregnant Women........ 18 Additional Safety Precautions ...... 19 Additional Information About Your Seat Belts ............................... 20 Seat Belt System Components ..... 20 Lap/Shoulder Belt ...................... Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners ............................. Seat Belt Maintenance ................ Additional Information About Your Airbags .................................. Airbag System Components ........ How Your Front Airbags Work .... How Your Side Airbags Work ...... How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work ..................................... How the SRS Indicator Works ..... How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works ..................... How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works ..................... Airbag Service ............................ Additional Safety Precautions ...... Protecting Children - General Guidelines .............................. All Children Must Be Restrained.............................. All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat ....................................... The Passenger's Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks........... 21 22 23 24 24 26 30 31 32 32 33 34 35 36 36 37 If You Must Drive with Several Children ................................ If a Child Requires Close Attention ................................ Additional Safety Precautions ...... Protecting Infants and Small Children ................................. Protecting Infants ....................... Protecting Small Children ........... Selecting a Child Seat ..................... Installing a Child Seat ..................... Installing a Child Seat with LATCH .................................. Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Belt .................. Installing a Child Seat with a Tether ................................... Protecting Larger Children ............. Checking Seat Belt Fit ................ Using a Booster Seat................... When Can a Larger Child Sit in Front ..................................... Additional Safety Precautions ...... Carbon Monoxide Hazard ............... Safety Labels .................................. 39 39 40 41 41 42 44 45 46 50 51 53 53 54 55 56 57 58 37 5 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important information about how to protect yourself and your passengers. It shows you how to use seat belts properly. It explains how your airbags work, and it tells you how to properly restrain infants and children in your vehicle. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Important Safety Precautions You'll find many safety recommendations throughout this section, and throughout this manual. The recommendations on this page are the ones we consider to be the most important. 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 (see page 15). Restrain All Children Children age 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 belt until they can use the belt properly without a booster seat (see pages 36 - 56). 6 2011 RDX 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. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Important Safety Precautions 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. 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 (see page 444). 7 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Pay Appropriate Attention to the Task of Driving Safely Engaging in mobile 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 attention away from driving. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Your Vehicle's Safety Features (8) (9) (6) (12) (4) (3) (9) (4) (6) (10) (8) (7) (10) (11) (5) (7) (2) (1) (2) (11) (1) Safety Cage (2) Crush Zones (3) Seats and Seat-Backs (4) Head Restraints (5) Collapsible Steering Column (6) Seat Belts (7) Front Airbags (8) Side Airbags (9) Side Curtain Airbags (10) Door Locks (11) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (12) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensor 8 2011 RDX Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. Some features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment, front and rear crush zones, a collapsible steering column, and tensioners that tighten the front seat belts in a crash. However, you and your passengers can't take full advantage of these features unless you remain sitting 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. The following pages explain how you can take an active role in protecting yourself and your passengers. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Your Vehicle's Safety Features Seat Belts Your vehicle is equipped with seat belts in all seating positions. ● Your seat belt system also includes an indicator on the instrument panel and a beeper to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts. Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts and wear them properly. Why Wear Seat Belts Seat belts are the single most effective safety device for adults and larger children. (Infants and smaller children must be properly restrained in child seats.) When properly worn, seat belts: ● Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags. In addition, most states and all Canadian provinces require you to wear seat belts. ● Keep you connected to the vehicle so you can take advantage of the vehicle's built-in safety features. Help protect you in almost every type of crash, including: - frontal impacts - side impacts - rear impacts - rollovers ● ● Keep you from being thrown out of the vehicle. Help keep you in a good position should the airbags ever deploy. A good position reduces the risk of injury from an inflating airbag and allows you to get the best advantage from the airbag. Of course, seat belts cannot completely protect you in every crash. But in most cases, seat belts can reduce your risk of serious injury. What You Should Do: Always wear your seat belt, and make sure you wear it properly. 9 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags. Help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the vehicle and against other occupants. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Your Vehicle's Safety Features Airbags Your vehicle has a supplemental restraint system (SRS) with front airbags to help protect the heads and chests of the driver and a front seat passenger during a moderate to severe frontal collision (see page 26 for more information on how your front airbags work). Your vehicle also has side airbags to help protect the upper torso of the driver or a front seat passenger during a moderate to severe side impact (see page 30 for more information on how your side airbags work). 10 2011 RDX In addition, your vehicle has side curtain airbags to help protect the heads of the driver, front passenger, and passengers in the outer rear seating positions during a moderate to severe side impact or rollover (see page 31 for more information on how your side curtain airbags work). 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Your Vehicle's Safety Features The most important things you need to know about your airbags are: Airbags do not replace seat belts. They are designed to supplement the seat belts. ● ● Airbags offer no protection in rear impacts, or minor frontal or side collisions. 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. Airbags can pose serious hazards. The rest of this section gives more detailed information about how you can maximize your safety. 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. To do their job, airbags must inflate with tremendous force. So while airbags help save lives, they can cause minor injuries or more serious or even fatal injuries if occupants are not properly restrained or sitting properly. 11 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety ● What you should do: Always wear 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction The following pages provide instructions on how to properly protect the driver, adult passengers, and teenage children who are large enough and mature enough to drive or ride in the front. Your vehicle has a door and tailgate open indicator on the multiinformation display to indicate when a specific door or the tailgate is not tightly closed. You will see the appropriate indicator and the message for each condition. See pages 36 - 56 for important guidelines on how to properly protect infants, small children, and larger children who ride in your vehicle. 1. Close and Lock the Doors After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure the doors and the tailgate are closed and locked. When both tailgate and one or more doors are not tightly closed, the ‘‘DOOR & TAILGATE OPEN’’ message will come on. When one or more doors are not tightly closed, the ‘‘DOOR OPEN’’ message will come on. When the tailgate is not tightly closed, the ‘‘TAILGATE OPEN’’ message will come on. 12 2011 RDX You will also hear a beep when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and each time you open any door or the tailgate with the key in the ON (II) position. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Adults and Teens 2. Adjust the Front Seats Locking the doors and the tailgate also helps prevent an outsider from unexpectedly opening a door or the tailgate when you come to a stop. See page 126 for how to lock the doors and the tailgate. This vehicle has auto door locking/ unlocking features. See pages 103 and 111 for how to set them. Adjust the driver's seat as far to the rear as possible while allowing you to maintain full control of the vehicle. Have a front passenger adjust their seat as far to the rear as possible. If you sit too close to the steering wheel or dashboard, you can be seriously injured by an inflating front airbag, or by striking the steering wheel or dashboard. 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. In addition to adjusting the seat, you can adjust the steering wheel up and down, and in and out (see page 122). 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. CONTINUED 13 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Locking the doors and the tailgate reduces the chance of someone being thrown out of the vehicle during a crash, and it helps prevent passengers from accidentally opening a door or the tailgate and falling out. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Adults and Teens 3. Adjust the Seat-Backs Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious injury or death if the front airbags inflate. 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. Always sit as far back from the front airbags as possible. See page 134 for how to adjust the front seats. 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. Passengers with adjustable seatbacks should also adjust their seatback to a comfortable, upright position. 14 2011 RDX 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. See page 134 for how to adjust the seat-backs. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Adults and Teens 4. Adjust the Head Restraints Make sure head restraints are in place and positioned properly before driving. Adjust the driver's head restraint so the center of the back of your head rests against the center of the restraint. Have passengers adjust their head restraints properly as well. Taller persons should adjust their restraint as high as possible. Properly adjusted head restraints will help protect occupants from whiplash and other crash injuries. See page 135 for how to adjust the head restraints and how the driver's and front passenger's active head restraints work. CONTINUED 15 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their effectiveness and you can be seriously injured in a crash. 5. Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the belt is securely latched. Check that the belt is not twisted, because a twisted belt can cause serious injuries in a crash. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Adults and Teens This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body. Improperly positioning the seat belts can cause serious injury or death in a crash. 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. Make sure all seat belts are properly positioned before driving. If the seat belt touches or crosses your neck, or if it crosses your arm instead of your shoulder, you need to adjust the seat belt anchor height. 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. 16 2011 RDX RELEASE BUTTON The front seats have adjustable seat belt anchors. To adjust the height of an anchor, press and hold the release button and slide the anchor up or down as needed (it has four positions). 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Adults and Teens Never place the shoulder portion of a lap/shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back. This could cause If a seat belt does not seem to work properly, it may not protect the occupant in a crash. No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat belt. Using a seat belt that is not working properly can result in serious injury or death. Have your dealer check the belt as soon as possible. See page 20 for additional information about your seat belts and how to take care of them. 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. 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. 17 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety very serious injuries in a crash. 6. 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 parked and the engine is off. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Adults and Teens Advice for Pregnant Women When driving, remember to sit upright and adjust the seat as far back as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle. When riding as a front passenger, adjust the seat as far back as possible. 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. 18 2011 RDX This will reduce the risk of injuries to both you and your unborn child that can be caused by a crash or an inflating front airbag. Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it's okay for you to drive. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions ● ● Passengers should not stand up or change seats while the vehicle is moving. A passenger who is not ● wearing a seat belt during a crash or emergency stop can be thrown against the inside of the vehicle, against other occupants, or out of the vehicle. ● Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. ● Do not place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag. Carrying hard or sharp ● Keep your hands and arms away from the airbag covers. If your hands or arms are close to an airbag cover, they could be injured if the airbag inflates. Do not attach hard objects on or near a door. If a side airbag or a side curtain airbag inflates, a cup holder or other hard object attached on or near the door could be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone. 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. occupant comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can reduce the protective capability of the belt and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. could be very seriously injured in a crash. ● Do not put any accessories on seat belts. Devices intended to improve ● Do not cover or replace front seat-back covers without consulting your dealer. Improperly replacing or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from inflating during a side impact. 19 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Never let passengers ride in the cargo area or on top of a foldeddown back seat. If they do, they 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ shoulder belts in all seating positions. The front seat belts are also equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners. The seat belt system includes an indicator on the instrument panel and a beeper to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts. If either the driver or a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals. This system monitors the front seat belts. If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before your seat belt is fastened, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash. If your seat belt is not fastened before the beeper stops, the indicator will stop flashing but remain on. In addition to the seat belt reminder indicator in the instrument panel, you will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message. This remains displayed if you ignore it and do not fasten the seat belt while driving. If a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt, the indicator will come on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. 20 2011 RDX When no one is sitting in the front passenger's seat, or a child or small adult is riding there, the indicator should not come on and the beeper should not sound. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Seat Belts ● ● ● Any items under the front passenger's seat. Any object(s) hanging on the seat or in the seat-back pocket. Any object(s) touching the rear of the seat-back. If no obstructions are found, have your vehicle checked by a dealer. Lap/Shoulder Belt The lap/shoulder belt goes over your shoulder, across your chest, and across your hips. To fasten the belt, insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is latched (see page 15 for how to properly position the belt). To unlock the belt, press the red PRESS button on the buckle. Guide the belt across your body so that it retracts completely. After exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is out of the way and will not get closed in the door. All seat belts have an emergency locking retractor. In normal driving, the retractor lets you move freely in your seat while it keeps some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop, the retractor automatically locks the belt to help restrain your body. The seat belts in all positions except the driver's have a lockable retractor that must be activated to secure a child seat (see page 50). CONTINUED 21 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety If the indicator comes on or the beeper sounds when the driver's seat belt is latched and there is no front seat passenger and no items on the front seat, something may be interfering with the monitoring system. Look for and remove: 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Seat Belts If the shoulder part of the belt is pulled all the way out, the lockable retractor will activate. The belt will retract, but it will not allow the passenger to move freely. Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners To deactivate the lockable retractor, unlatch the buckle and let the seat belt fully retract. To refasten the seat belt, pull it out only as far as needed. The tensioners can be activated during a collision in which the front airbags do not deploy. In this case, the airbags would not be needed, but the additional restraint could be helpful. If the tensioner is activated, the SRS indicator comes on and the tensioner must be replaced. For added protection, the front seat belts are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners. When activated, the tensioners immediately tighten the belts to help hold the driver and a front passenger in position. 22 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt Maintenance For safety, you should check the condition of your seat belts regularly. The dealer should also inspect the anchors for damage and replace them if needed. If the automatic seat belt tensioners activate during a crash, they must be replaced. Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious injury or death if the seat belts do not work properly when needed. Driver and Passenger Safety Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear. Check that the latches work smoothly and the belts retract easily. If a belt does not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem (see page 438). Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide good protection and should be replaced as soon as possible. If a seat belt is worn during a crash, it must be replaced by your dealer. A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of protection in a subsequent crash. Check your seat belts regularly and have any problem corrected as soon as possible. Acura provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Acura Warranty Information booklet for details. 23 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (14) (10) (9) (2) (8)(13) (6) (12) (9) (1) Driver's Front Airbag (2) Passenger's Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (1) (5) Side Airbags (6) Side Curtain Airbags (7) Driver's Seat Position Sensor (3) (8) Front Passenger's Weight Sensors (9) Front Impact Sensors (10) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (7) (11) Side Impact Sensors (First) (12) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (11) (13) Front Passenger's Weight Sensors/ OPDS Sensors Control Unit (14) Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator (15) Rollover Sensor (16) Side Impact Sensors (Second) (5) (6) (4) (16) (15) (4) (5) 24 2011 RDX (4) (16) 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags Your airbag system includes: ● ● 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’’ (see page 30). 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’’ (see page 31). ● ● ● ● Automatic front seat belt tensioners (see page 22). ● Sensors that can detect a moderate to severe front impact, side impact, or rollover. Sensors that can detect whether a child is in the passenger's side airbag path and signal the control unit to turn the airbag off (see page 30). Sensors that can detect whether the driver's seat belt and the front passenger's seat belt are latched or unlatched (see page 20). A driver's seat position sensor that monitors the distance of the seat from the front airbag. If the seat is too far forward, the airbag will inflate with less force (see page 28). ● ● Weight sensors that monitor the weight on the front passenger's seat. If the weight is about 65 lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight of an infant or small child), the passenger's front airbag will be turned off (see page 28). A rollover sensor that can detect if your vehicle is about to roll over and signal the control unit to deploy both side curtain airbags (see page 31). A sophisticated electronic system that continually monitors and records information about the sensors, the control unit, the airbag activators, the seat belt tensioners, and driver and front passenger seat belt use when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position. CONTINUED 25 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety ● 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’’ (see page 26). ● 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags ● ● ● ● An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you to a possible problem with your airbag system components (see page 32). How Your Front Airbags Work During a frontal crash, your seat belt restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest. An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you that the passenger's side airbag has been turned off (see page 32). Although both airbags normally inflate within a split second of each other, it is possible for only one airbag to deploy. An indicator on the dashboard that alerts you that the passenger's front airbag has been turned off (see page 33). If you ever have a moderate to severe frontal collision, sensors will detect the vehicle's rapid deceleration. 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. If the rate of deceleration is high enough, the control unit will inflate the driver's and front passenger's airbags, at the time and with the force needed. Only the driver's airbag will deploy if there is no passenger in the front seat, or if the advanced airbag system has turned the passenger's airbag off (see page 33). Emergency backup power in case your vehicle's electrical system is disconnected in a crash. 26 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags After inflating, the front airbags immediately deflate, so they won't interfere with the driver's visibility, or the ability to steer or operate other controls. After a crash, you may see what looks like smoke. This is actually powder from the airbag's surface. Although the powder 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. Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) Your vehicle is equipped with dualstage, multiple-threshold 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. Front airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and chest injuries in frontal crashes. CONTINUED 27 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety The total time for inflation and deflation is one-tenth of a second, so fast that most occupants are not aware that the airbags deployed until they see them lying in their laps. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags Advanced Airbags Your front airbags are also advanced airbags. The main purpose of this feature is to help prevent airbagcaused injuries to children or small statured adults who ride in front. For both advanced airbags to work properly: ● ● ● Occupants must sit upright and wear their seat belts properly. Do not spill any liquids on or under the seats, cover the sensors, or put any cargo or metal objects under the front seats. Objects placed or pushed under the front passenger's seat may cause the sensor to malfunction, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. Failure to follow these instructions could damage the sensors or prevent them from working properly. DRIVER'S SEAT POSITION SENSOR The driver's advanced front airbag system includes a seat position sensor under the seat. If the seat is too far forward, the airbag will inflate with less force, regardless of the severity of the impact. If there is a problem with the sensor, the SRS indicator will come on, and the airbag will inflate in the normal manner regardless of the driver's seating position. 28 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags PASSENGER'S SEAT WEIGHT SENSORS The passenger's advanced front airbag system has weight sensors under the seat. Although Acura does not encourage carrying an infant or small child in front, if the sensors detect the weight of an infant or small child (up to about 65 lbs or 29 kg), the system will automatically turn the passenger's front airbag off. If the weight sensors detect there is no passenger in the front seat, the airbag is automatically turned off. However, the passenger airbag off indicator in this situation will not come on. To ensure that the passenger's advanced front airbag system will work properly, do not do anything that would increase or decrease the weight on the front passenger's seat. This includes: ● A rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger's seat. Be aware that objects placed on the passenger's seat can also cause the airbag to be turned off. ● ● ● ● Moving the front seat forcibly back against cargo on the seat or floor behind it. Hanging heavy items on the front passenger seat, or placing heavy items in the seat-back pocket. Moving the front seat or seat-back forcibly back against the folded rear seat. Back seat passengers should not wedge objects or intentionally force their feet under the front passenger seat. Also, make sure the floor mat behind the front passenger's seat is properly positioned on the floor (see page 438). If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the front passenger's seat and its sensors. 29 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety When the passenger airbag gets turned off by the weight sensors, a ‘‘passenger airbag off’’ indicator in the center of the dashboard comes on (see page 33). 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Airbags Work Only one airbag will deploy during a side impact. If the impact is on the passenger's side, the passenger's side airbag will deploy even if there is no passenger. Side Airbag Cutoff System To get the best protection from the side airbags, front seat occupants should wear their seat belts and sit upright and well back in their seats. Although Acura does not encourage children to ride in front, if the position sensors detect a child has leaned into the side airbag's deployment path, the airbag will shut off. Your vehicle has a side airbag cutoff system designed primarily to protect a child riding in the front passenger's seat. The side airbag may also shut off if a short adult leans sideways, or a larger adult slouches and leans sideways into the airbag's deployment path. If you ever have a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will detect rapid acceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate either the driver's or the passenger's side airbag. Objects placed on the front passenger seat can also cause the side airbag to be shut off. 30 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work In a Rollover If the rollover sensor detects your vehicle is about to roll over, it signals the control unit, which immediately deploys both side curtain airbags and activates both front seat belt tensioners. There will be some delay between the moment the passenger moves into or out of the airbag deployment path and when the indicator comes on or goes off. A front seat passenger should not use a cushion or other object as a backrest. It may prevent the cutoff system from working properly. If the impact is on the passenger's side, the passenger's side curtain airbag will inflate even if there are no occupants on that side of the vehicle. SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG In a Side Impact In a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will detect rapid acceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate the side curtain airbag. The airbag on the passenger's side will deploy, and the seat belt tensioner will activate, even if there are no passengers on that side of the vehicle. To get the best protection from the side curtain airbags, occupants should wear their seat belts and sit upright and well back in their seats. 31 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety If the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page 32), have the passenger sit upright. Once the passenger is out of the airbag's deployment path, the system will turn the airbag back on, and the indicator will go out. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags How the SRS Indicator Works The SRS indicator alerts you to a potential problem with your airbag system components. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, this indicator comes on for several seconds then goes off. This tells you the system is working properly. If the indicator comes on at any other time, or does not come on at all, you should have the system checked by your dealer. For example: ● ● ● If the SRS indicator does not come on after you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If the indicator stays on after the engine starts. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 80). If you see any of these indications, the airbag system components may not work properly when you need them. 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 or flashes on and off while you drive. 32 2011 RDX How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works U.S. Canada This indicator alerts you that the passenger's side airbag has been automatically shut off. It does not mean there is a problem with your side airbags. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the indicator should come on for several seconds and then go off (see page 66). If it doesn't come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked. You will also see a ‘‘PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF’’ message on the multi- information display (see page 80). 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works U.S. Canada This indicator alerts you that the passenger's front airbag has been shut off because weight sensors detect about 65 lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight of an infant or small child) on the front passenger's seat. It does not mean there is a problem with the airbag. If no weight is detected on the front seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off. However, the indicator will not come on. The passenger airbag off indicator may come on and off repeatedly if the total weight on the seat is near the airbag cutoff threshold. If an adult or teenage passenger is riding in front, move the seat as far to the rear as possible, and have the passenger sit upright and wear the seat belt properly. If the indicator comes on with no front seat passenger and no objects on the seat, or with an adult riding there, something may be interfering with the weight sensors. Look for and remove: ● ● ● Any items under the front passenger's seat. Any object(s) hanging on the seat or in the seat-back pocket. Any object(s), such as a foldeddown back seat, that are touching the rear of the seat-back. If no obstructions are found, have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible. 33 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR Be aware that objects placed on the front seat can cause the indicator to come on. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag Service Your airbag systems are virtually maintenance free, and there are no parts you can safely service. However, you must have your vehicle serviced if: ● ● The SRS indicator alerts you to a problem. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, your airbags may not operate properly. An airbag ever inflates. Any airbag that has deployed must be replaced along with the control unit and other related parts. Any seat belt tensioner that activates must also be replaced. Do not try to remove or replace any airbag by yourself. This must be done by an authorized dealer or a knowledgeable body shop. 34 2011 RDX ● If your vehicle has a moderate to severe impact. Even if your airbags do not inflate, your dealer should inspect the driver's seat position sensor, the front passenger's weight sensors, the front seat belt tensioners, and all seat belts and their anchor worn during a crash to make sure they are operating properly. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Additional Information About Your Airbags Additional Safety Precautions ● Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, airbags and ● Do not tamper with airbag components or wiring for any reason. Tampering could cause Do not expose the front passenger's seat-back to liquid. If water or another liquid soaks into a seat-back, it can prevent the side airbag cutoff system from working properly. the airbags to deploy, possibly causing very serious injury. ● Do not remove or modify a front seat without consulting your dealer. This could make the driver's seat position sensor or the front passenger's weight sensors ineffective. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Acura Client Services at 800-382-2238. 35 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety seat belts provide the best protection. ● 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Children - General Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, traffic collisions are the number one cause of the death of children aged 12 and under. Children depend on adults to protect them. However, despite their best intentions, many adults do not know how to properly protect child passengers. If you have children, or ever need to drive with a child in your vehicle, be sure to read this section. It begins with important general guidelines, then presents special information for infants, small children, and larger children. 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. Infants and small children must be restrained in an approved child seat that is properly secured to the vehicle (see pages 41 - 52). 36 2011 RDX 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 and use a booster seat if necessary. Larger children must be restrained with a lap/shoulder belt and ride on a booster seat until the seat belt fits them properly (see pages 53 - 56). 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Children - General Guidelines The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children aged 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat. Some states have laws restricting where children may ride. Children who ride in back are less likely to be injured by striking interior vehicle parts during a collision or hard braking. Also, children cannot be injured by an inflating front airbag when they ride in the back. The Passenger's Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks Front airbags have been designed to help protect adults in a moderate to severe frontal collision. To do this, the passenger's front airbag is quite large, and it can inflate with enough force to cause very serious injuries. Even though your vehicle has an advanced front airbag system that automatically turns the passenger's front airbag off under certain circumstances (see page 33), please follow these guidelines: Infants Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger's front airbag. If the airbag inflates, it can hit the back of the child seat with enough force to kill or very seriously injure an infant. Small Children Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger's front airbag can be hazardous. If the vehicle seat is too far forward, or the child's head is thrown forward during a collision, an inflating front airbag can strike the child with enough force to kill or very seriously injure a small child. Larger Children Children who have outgrown child seats are also at risk of being injured or killed by an inflating passenger's front airbag. Whenever possible, larger children should sit in the back seat, on a booster seat if needed, and be properly restrained with a seat belt (see page 53 for important information about protecting larger children). CONTINUED 37 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat According to crash statistics, children of all ages and sizes are safer when they are restrained in a back seat. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Children - General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger's front airbag hazards, and that children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. U.S. Models SUN VISORS Canadian Models SUN VISORS 38 2011 RDX DASHBOARD 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Children - General Guidelines ● ● ● ● Place the largest child in the front seat, provided the child is large enough to wear the lap/shoulder belt properly (see page 53). Move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible (see page 134). If a Child Requires Close Attention Many parents say they prefer to put an infant or a small child in the front passenger seat so they can watch the child, or because the child requires attention. If a child requires close physical attention or frequent visual contact, we strongly recommend that another adult ride with the child in a back seat. The back seat is far safer for a child than the front. Placing a child in the front seat exposes the child to hazards in a frontal collision, and paying close attention to a child distracts the driver from the important tasks of driving, placing both of you at risk. Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat (see page 17). Make sure the seat belt is properly positioned and secured (see page15). 39 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety If You Must Drive with Several Children Your vehicle has a back seat where children can be properly restrained. If you ever have to carry a group of children, and a child must ride in front: 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Children - General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions ● ● Never hold an infant or child on your lap. If you are not wearing a seat belt in a crash, you could be thrown forward and crush the child against the dashboard or a seat-back. If you are wearing a seat belt, the child can be torn from your arms and be seriously hurt or killed. ● Never put a seat belt over yourself or a child. During a crash, the belt could press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries. ● Never let two children use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. ● Use the childproof door locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. This can prevent children from accidentally falling out (see page 127). 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. If a child wraps a loose seat belt around their neck, they can be seriously or fatally injured. (See pages 50 and 51 for how to activate and deactivate the lockable retractor.) ● Do not leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving children without adult supervision is illegal in most states, Canadian provinces/ territories and can be very hazardous. For example, infants and small children left in a vehicle on a hot day can die from heatstroke. A child left alone with the key in the ignition switch can accidentally set the vehicle in motion, possibly injuring themselves or others. 40 2011 RDX ● Lock all doors and the tailgate when your vehicle is not in use. Children who play in vehicles can accidentally get trapped inside. Teach your children not to play in or around vehicles. ● Keep vehicle keys/remote transmitters out of the reach of children. Even very young children learn how to unlock vehicle doors, turn on the ignition switch, and open the tailgate, which can lead to accidental injury or death. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Infants Rear-facing Child Seat Placement Two types of seats may be used: a seat designed exclusively for infants, or a convertible seat used in the rearfacing, reclining mode. rear-facing child seat in the front seat. Do not put a rear-facing child seat in a forward-facing position. If placed facing forward, an infant could be very seriously injured during a frontal collision. Child Seat Type An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat until the child reaches the seat maker's weight or height limit for the seat, and the child is at least one year old. A rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position in the back seat, but not in the front. Never put a If the passenger's front airbag inflates, it can hit the back of the child seat with enough force to kill or seriously injure an infant. When properly installed, a rearfacing child seat may prevent the driver or a front passenger from moving their seat as far back as recommended, or from locking their seat-back in the desired position. It could also interfere with proper operation of the passenger's advanced front airbag system. CONTINUED 41 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Only a rear-facing child seat provides proper support for a baby's head, neck, and back. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Infants and Small Children In any of these situations, we strongly 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. Protecting Small Children Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death during a crash. Child Seat Type Many states, Canadian provinces and territories allow a child one year of age or older who also meets the minimum size and weight requirements to transition from a rear-facing child seat to a forward facing seat. Know the requirements where you are driving and follow the child seat instructions. Many experts recommend use of a rear-facing seat up to age two, if the child's height and weight are appropriate for a rearfacing seat. Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a fivepoint harness system as shown. Always place a rear-facing child seat in the back seat, not the front. We also recommend that a small child use the child seat until the child reaches the weight or height limit for the seat. 42 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Infants and Small Children Child Seat Placement Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger's airbag can be hazardous. If the vehicle seat is too far forward, or the child's head is thrown forward during a collision, an inflating airbag can strike the child with enough force to cause very serious or fatal injuries. Even with advanced front airbags that automatically turn the passenger's front airbag off (see page 33), a back seat is the safest place for a small child. If it is necessary to put a forwardfacing child seat in the front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, and be sure the child seat is firmly secured to the vehicle and the child is properly strapped in the seat. Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death if the front airbag inflates. Driver and Passenger Safety We strongly recommend placing a forward-facing child seat in a back seat, not the front. If you must place a forwardfacing child seat in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible, and properly restrain the child. 43 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Selecting a Child Seat When buying a child seat, you need to choose either a conventional child seat, or one designed for use with the Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system. Conventional child seats must be secured to a vehicle with a seat belt, whereas LATCH-compatible seats are secured by attaching the seat to hardware built into the rear seating positions. Since LATCH-compatible child seats are easier to install and reduce the possibility of improper installation, we recommend selecting this style. Whatever type of seat you choose, to provide proper protection, a child seat should meet three requirements: In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCHcompatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt. 1. The child seat should meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. Look for FMVSS 213 or CMVSS 213 on the box. 2. The child seat should be of the proper type and size to fit the child. Rear-facing for infants, forwardfacing for small children. 3. The child seat should fit the vehicle seating position (or positions) where it will be used. Before purchasing a conventional child seat, or using a previously purchased one, we recommend that you test the seat in the specific vehicle seating position or positions where the seat will be used. 44 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Installing a Child Seat 1. Properly secure the child seat to the vehicle. All child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/shoulder belt or with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system. A child whose seat is not properly secured to the vehicle can be endangered in a crash. A child seat secured with a seat belt should be installed as firmly as possible. However, it does not need to be ‘‘rock solid.’’ Some side-to-side movement can be expected and should not reduce the child seat's effectiveness. 3. Secure the child in the child seat. Make sure the child is properly strapped in the child seat according to the child seat maker's instructions. A child who is not properly secured in a child seat can be seriously injured in a crash. If the child seat is not secure, try installing it in a different seating position, or use a different style of child seat that can be firmly secured. The following pages provide guidelines on how to properly install a child seat. A forward-facing child seat is used in all examples, but the instructions are the same for rearfacing child seats. 2. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured. After installing a child seat, push and pull the seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. 45 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety After selecting a proper child seat and a good place to install the seat, there are three main steps in installing the seat: 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) at the rear seats to secure a child seat in any seating position: one in each outer seating position, or one in the center. The five lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH. BUTTON LOWER ANCHORS FOR CENTER LATCH Using the Outer LATCH LOWER ANCHORS FOR OUTER LATCH The location of each lower anchor is indicated by a small button above the anchor point. When you install a child seat in the rear center seating position, use the center LATCH as shown in the illustration. To install a child seat in the outer seating position, use either LATCH. You can install up to two child seat at a time with outer LATCH. 46 2011 RDX OUTER LOWER ANCHORS To install a LATCH-compatible child seat in either of the rear outer seats: 1. Move the seat belt buckle or tongue away from the lower anchors. 2. Make sure there are no objects near the anchors that could prevent a secure connection between the child seat and the anchors. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Installing a Child Seat 3. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the seat to the lower anchors according to the child seat maker's instructions. Some LATCH-compatible seats have a rigid-type connector as shown above. Flexible type Other LATCH-compatible seats have a flexible-type connector as shown above. 4. Whatever type you have, follow the child seat maker's instructions for adjusting or tightening the fit. Driver and Passenger Safety Rigid type TETHER STRAP 6. Lift the head restraint (see page 135), then route the tether strap through the legs of the head restraint and over the seat-back, making sure the strap is not twisted. 5. Remove the cargo area cover, and place it on the cargo area floor (see page 160). CONTINUED 47 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Installing a Child Seat Using the Center LATCH CENTER LOWER ANCHORS TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHOR 7. Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker. 8. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. To install a LATCH-compatible child seat in the rear center seating position, use the center lower anchors as shown above. Remove the head restraint (see page 136). Make sure the removed head restraint is secured in the cargo area. Reinstall the head restraint when the child seat is removed. 48 2011 RDX Follow step 1 through 8 as described previously to secure the child seat. When you install the child seat in the rear center seating position, you cannot use the seat belt behind the driver's seat. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Installing a Child Seat Do not attach two child seat connectors to a single lower anchor at a time. Driver and Passenger Safety The LATCH system or the child seats might be damaged if you try to install three child seats in the rear seats. If you want to install two child seats in the back seats, place each child seat in the outer seat, as shown in the above illustration. 49 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt. In addition, the lap/shoulder belts in all seating positions except the driver's have a lockable retractor that must be activated to secure a child seat. 1. With the child seat in the desired seating position, route the belt through the child seat according to the seat maker's instructions, then insert the latch plate into the buckle and remove any slack from the lap portion of the belt. 50 2011 RDX 2. To activate the lockable retractor, slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops, then let the belt feed back into the retractor. 3. After the belt has retracted, tug on it. If the belt is locked, you will not be able to pull it out. If you can pull the belt out, it is not locked, and you will need to repeat these steps. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether To remove slack, it may help to put weight on the child seat, or push on the back of the seat while pulling up on the belt. 5. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure enough to stay upright during normal driving maneuvers. If the child seat is not secure, unlatch the belt, allow it to retract fully, then repeat these steps. To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. Driver and Passenger Safety 4. After confirming that the belt is locked, grab the shoulder part of the belt near the buckle, and pull up to remove any slack from the lap part of the belt. Remember, if the lap part of the belt is not tight, the child seat will not be secure. TETHER ANCHORAGE POINT A child seat with a tether can be installed in any seating position in the back seat. Since a tether can provide additional security to the lap/shoulder belt installation, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or available. CONTINUED 51 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Installing a Child Seat 2. (Outer seating position) After properly securing the child seat (see page 50), lift the head restraint, then route the tether strap over the seat-back and through the head restraint legs. TETHER STRAP 1. Remove the cargo area cover, and place it on the cargo area floor (see page 160). (Rear center seating position) Remove the head restraint (see page 136). Make sure the removed head restraint is secured in the cargo area. Reinstall the head restraint when the child seat is removed. After properly securing the child seat (see page 50), route the tether strap over the top of the seat-back. When you install the child seat in the rear center seating position, you cannot use the seat belt behind the driver's seat. 52 2011 RDX TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHOR 3. Attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the tether strap is not twisted. 4. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker's instructions. If the tether strap is too long and cannot be tightened firmly, find a route where the strap can be tightened securely. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Larger Children When a child reaches the recommended weight or height limit for a forward-facing child seat, the child should sit in a back seat on a booster seat and wear a lap/shoulder belt. Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in front can result in injury or death if the passenger's front airbag inflates. 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. If a child must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible, use a booster seat if needed, have the child sit up properly and wear the seat belt properly. Checking Seat Belt Fit 1. Does the child sit all the way back against the seat? 2. Do the child's knees bend comfortably over the edge of the seat? CONTINUED 53 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety To determine if a lap/shoulder belt properly fits a child, have the child put on the seat belt, then ask yourself: 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Larger Children 3. Does the shoulder belt cross between the child's neck and arm? Using a Booster Seat 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching the child's thighs? 5. Will the child be able to stay seated like this for the whole trip? Some states, Canadian provinces and territories also 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 states, provinces and territories where you intend to drive. Booster seats can be high-back or low-back. Whichever style you select, make sure the booster seat meets federal safety standards (see page 44) and that you follow the booster seat maker's instructions. If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder belt correctly. If you answer no to any question, the child needs to ride on a booster seat. A child who has outgrown a forwardfacing child seat should ride in a back seat and use a booster seat until the lap/shoulder belt fits them properly without the booster. 54 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Larger Children A child may continue using a booster seat until the tops of their ears are even with the top of the vehicle's or booster's seat-back. A child of this height should be tall enough to use the lap/shoulder belt without a booster seat. When Can a Larger Child Sit in Front The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children aged 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat. If the passenger's front airbag inflates in a moderate to severe frontal collision, the airbag can cause serious injuries to a child who is unrestrained, improperly restrained, sitting too close to the airbag, or out of position. A side airbag also poses risks. If any part of a larger child's body is in the path of a deploying side airbag, the child could receive possibly serious injuries. Of course, children vary widely. And while age may be one indicator of when a child can safely ride in front, there are other important factors you should consider. Physical Size Physically, a child must be large enough for the lap/shoulder belt to properly fit (see pages 15 and 53). If the seat belt does not fit properly, with or without the child sitting on a booster seat, the child should not sit in front. Maturity To safely ride in front, a child must be able to follow the rules, including sitting properly, and wearing the seat belt properly throughout a ride. CONTINUED 55 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety If a child who uses a booster seat must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible and be sure the child is wearing the seat belt properly. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely ride up front, be sure to: ● ● ● ● ● Carefully read the owner's manual, and make sure you understand all seat belt instructions and all safety information. Additional Safety Precautions ● in serious neck injuries during a crash. ● Move the vehicle seat to the rearmost position. Supervise the child. Even mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten the seat belts or sit properly. Do not let a child put the shoulder part of a seat belt behind the back or under the arm. This could cause very serious injuries during a crash. It also increases the chance that the child will slide under the belt in a crash and be injured. Have the child sit up straight, back against the seat, and feet on or near the floor. Check that the child's seat belt is properly and securely positioned. Do not let a child wear a seat belt across the neck. This could result ● Two children should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. 56 2011 RDX ● Do not put any accessories on a seat belt. Devices intended to improve a child's comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can make the belt less effective and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Carbon Monoxide Hazard Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever: ● ● ● The vehicle is raised for an oil change. You notice a change in the sound of the exhaust. The vehicle was in a collision that may have damaged the underside. 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. High levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly in enclosed areas, such as a garage. Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage. With the tailgate open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle's interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the tailgate open, open all the windows, and set the climate control system as shown below. If you must sit in your parked vehicle with the engine running, even in an unconfined area, adjust the climate control system as follows: 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. 57 2011 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Your vehicle's exhaust contains carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide should not enter the vehicle in normal driving if you maintain your vehicle properly and follow the information on this page. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Safety Labels These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully. SUN VISOR U.S. models only Canadian models 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 your dealer for a replacement. DASHBOARD SUN VISORS U.S. models U.S. models only 58 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Safety Labels DOOR JAMBS U.S. models Canadian models Driver and Passenger Safety RADIATOR CAP 59 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu 60 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instruments and Controls Control Locations .......................... 62 Instrument Panel .......................... 63 Instrument Panel Indicators .......... 64 Gauges .......................................... 73 Turbo Boost Meter ................... 73 Fuel Gauge ............................... 73 Multi-Information Display ............. 74 System Messages ..................... 79 Customized Settings ................. 82 Controls Near the Steering Wheel ..................................... 113 Windshield Wipers and Washers .............................. 114 Rear Window Wiper and Washer ............................... 115 Turn Signals and Headlights ....... Instrument Panel Brightness ...... Rear Window Defogger ............... Hazard Warning Button .............. Steering Wheel Adjustments ....... Keys and Locks ........................... Immobilizer System .................... Ignition Switch ............................ Door Locks ................................. Power Door Locks .................. Childproof Door Locks ............ Tailgate ....................................... Remote Transmitter .................... Seats ........................................... Front Seat Power Adjustments ........................ Head Restraints....................... Armrests ................................. Folding the Rear Seats Down .................................. Seat Heaters................................ Power Windows .......................... Moonroof .................................... 116 120 121 121 122 122 124 125 126 126 127 128 130 134 134 135 138 138 141 142 144 Mirrors ....................................... Adjusting the Power Mirrors ............................... Reverse Tilt Door Mirror ........ Heated Mirrors ....................... Driving Position Memory System .................................... Parking Brake ............................. Interior Lights ............................. Ceiling Lights ......................... Individual Map Lights ............. Courtesy Lights ...................... Cargo Area Light..................... Interior Convenience Items ......... Glove Box ............................... Front Door Pockets................. Beverage Holders ................... Accessory Power Sockets ....... Sun Visor ................................ Vanity Mirror .......................... Console Compartment ............ Cargo Area Cover ................... Coat Hook ............................... 146 146 147 147 148 150 151 151 152 153 153 154 155 155 156 157 157 158 158 160 161 61 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls This section gives information about the controls and displays that contribute to the daily operation of your vehicle. All the essential controls are within easy reach. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 63) GAUGES (P. 73) AUDIO SYSTEMꭧ1 (P. 174) REARVIEW MONITORꭧ1 (P. 348) CEILING CONSOLEꭧ3 MIRROR CONTROL AUTO BUTTON (P. 146) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P. 164) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P. 148) AUDIO SYSTEMꭧ2 (P. 216) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P. 126) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P. 126) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P. 142) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE FUEL FILL DOOR (P. 355) RELEASE HANDLE (P. 353) POWER WINDOW SWITCH (P. 142) PARKING BRAKE PEDAL (P. 150) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P. 376) ꭧ1: On models without navigation system. ꭧ2: On models with navigation system. ꭧ3: HomeLink® Buttons (P. 303) Moonroof Switch (P. 144) Front Ceiling Light Switch (P. 151) 62 2011 RDX USB ADAPTER CABLE (P. 199, 207, 263, 274) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P. 157) 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P. 69) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 68) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) ACTIVATION INDICATOR (P. 69) LOW TIRE PRESSURE/TPMS INDICATOR (P. 71, 390) BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (AMBER) (P. 67, 468) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P. 69) CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR (P. 69) SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) INDICATOR (P. 32, 65) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P. 32, 66) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P. 70) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (RED) (P. 67, 467) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 66) LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P. 65, 465) CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 65, 465) Instruments and Controls FOG LIGHT INDICATOR (P. 70) SH-AWD INDICATORꭧ (P. 70) SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR (P. 72) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) INDICATOR (P. 66, 388) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P. 68) A/T TEMPERATURE INDICATOR SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 70) (P. 65) MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P. 20, 64) (P. 65, 466) ꭧ: If equipped The U.S. instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text. 63 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many indicators that give you important information about your vehicle. Seat Belt Reminder Indicator This indicator reminds you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts. If your front passenger does not fasten their seat belt, the indicator comes on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before fastening your seat belts, the beeper sounds, and the indicator flashes. If you do not fasten your seat belts before the beeper stops, the indicator stops flashing but remains on. If either of you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals. For more information, see page 20. 64 2011 RDX You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel Indicators Malfunction Indicator Lamp Low Oil Pressure Indicator The engine can be severely damaged if this indicator flashes or stays on when the engine is running. For more information, see page 465. You will also see a ‘‘OIL PRESSURE LOW’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 79). You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TRANSMISSION’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 80). Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator This indicator comes on for several seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a potential problem with your front airbags. This indicator will also alert you to a potential problem with your airbag system components. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 80). For more information, see page 32. Charging System Indicator If this indicator comes on when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged, and you will also see a ‘‘CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 465. Continuing to drive with the A/T temperature indicator on may cause serious damage to the transmission. CONTINUED 65 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls You will also see a ‘‘CHECK EMISSION SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 466. A/T Temperature Indicator This indicator monitors the temperature of the automatic transmission fluid. If it comes on while driving, it means the transmission fluid temperature is too high. Pull to the side of the road when it is safe, shift to Park, and let the engine idle until the indicator goes out. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel Indicators U.S. Canada Side Airbag Off Indicator This indicator comes on for several seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on at any other time, it indicates that the passenger's side airbag has automatically shut off. You will also see a ‘‘PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 80). For more information, see page 32. Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and when the ignition switch is turned to the START (III) position. If this indicator comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ABS. If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK ABS SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 80). For more information, see page 388. 66 2011 RDX Immobilizer System Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It will then go off if you have inserted a properly coded ignition key. If it is not a properly coded key, the indicator will blink, and the engine's fuel system will be disabled (see page 124). 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel Indicators U.S. Canada 1. It comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It is a reminder to check the parking brake. Driving with the parking brake not fully released can damage the brakes and tires. If you drive without releasing the parking brake, a beeper will sound, and you will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 79). U.S. Canada Brake System Indicator (Amber) The brake system indicator (amber) normally comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and goes off after the engine starts. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the brake system including the electric vacuum pump. If this happens, have your vehicle checked by your dealer. For more information, see page 468. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 79). CONTINUED 67 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator (Red) This indicator has two functions: 2. If it stays on after you have fully released the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it comes on while driving, it can indicate a problem in the brake system. You will also see a ‘‘BRAKE FLUID LOW’’ or ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 467. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel Indicators Low Fuel Indicator You will also see a ‘‘FUEL LOW’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 80). Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel level. Running out of fuel could cause the engine to misfire, damaging the catalytic converter. LOW FUEL INDICATOR This indicator comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon. When the indicator comes on, there are about 2.5 U.S. gal (9.5 L) of fuel remaining in the tank. When the needle reaches E, there is a very small amount of fuel in the tank. 68 2011 RDX Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on and stays on at any other time, or it does not come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the VSA system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 80). Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. Without VSA, your vehicle still has normal driving ability, but will not have VSA traction and stability enhancement. For more information, see page 395. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel Indicators VSA Activation Indicator This indicator has three functions: This indicator comes on when you turn on the cruise control system by pressing the CRUISE button (see page 300). 2. It flashes when VSA is active (see page 395). Cruise Control Indicator 3. It comes on along with the VSA system indicator if there is a problem with the VSA system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 80). This indicator comes on when you set the cruise control. See page 300 for information on operating the cruise control. This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. For more information, see page 395. High Beam Indicator This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. For more information, see page 117. Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If an indicator does not blink or blinks rapidly, it usually means one of the turn signal bulbs is burned out (see pages 432 and 434). Replace the bulb as soon as possible, since other drivers cannot see that you are signaling. When you press the hazard warning button, both turn signal indicators and all turn signals on the outside of the vehicle flash. This indicator also comes on with reduced brightness when the daytime running lights (DRL) are on (see page 119). CONTINUED 69 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls 1. It comes on as a reminder that you have turned off the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system. Cruise Main Indicator 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel Indicators Security System Indicator SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR This indicator comes on when the security system is set. For more information, see page 294. Lights On Indicator This indicator reminds you that the exterior lights are on. It comes on when the light switch is in either the or position. If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position without turning off the light switch, this indicator will remain on. A reminder chime will also sound when you open the driver's door and remove the key from the ignition switch. Fog Light Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights. For more information, see page 119. 70 2011 RDX Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) Indicator On SH-AWD models This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If this indicator comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the SH-AWD system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK SH-AWD SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 80). Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. For more information, see page 385. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel Indicators If this indicator blinks while driving, it indicates the differential temperature is too high. Pull to the side of the road when it is safe, shift to Park, and let the engine idle until the indicator goes out. If the indicator does not go out, take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TIRE PRESSURE’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 79). This indicator has two functions: If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, check which tire has lost pressure on the multiinformation display, and determine the cause. If it is because of a flat tire, have the flat tire repaired as soon as possible. If two or more tires are underinflated, call a professional towing service. For more information, see page 475. 1. If it comes on while driving, it indicates that one or more of your vehicle's tires are significantly low on pressure. For more information, see page 385. Check the tire pressure monitor on the multi-information display and determine the cause (see page 392). Continuing to drive with the SH-AWD indicator blinking may cause serious damage to the system. CONTINUED 71 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls You will also see an ‘‘SH-AWD DIFF TEMP. HIGH’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 80). Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel Indicators 2. If this indicator begins to flash, there is a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TPMS SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. The indicator continues to flash for a while (approximately 1 minute), then stays on. If this happens, have your dealer check the system as soon as possible. For more information, see page 393. System Message Indicator This indicator comes on when there is a system message on the multiinformation display. Press the INFO button on the steering wheel (see page 74) to see the message (see page 81). Most of the time, this indicator comes on along with other indicators in the instrument panel such as the seat belt reminder indicator, SRS indicator, VSA system indicator, etc. 72 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Gauges Turbo Boost Meter When the turbo charger is activated, this meter shows the boost pressure. U.S. model is shown. SPEEDOMETER TACHOMETER Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel level. Running out of fuel could cause the engine to misfire, damaging the catalytic converter. MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY TURBO BOOST METER SELECT/RESET KNOB FUEL GAUGE 73 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount. The needle returns to the bottom after you turn off the ignition. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display The multi-information display in the instrument panel displays various information and messages when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position. Some of the messages help you operate your vehicle more comfortably. Others help to keep you aware of the periodic maintenance your vehicle needs for continued trouble-free driving. When you open the driver's door, a ‘‘Welcome’’ message is shown on the multi-information display. When you turn the ignition switch from the ON (II) position to the ACCESSORY (I) position, a ‘‘Goodbye’’ message is shown on the display. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, your last selection is displayed. INFO BUTTONS In the multi-information display, the system message is also displayed (see page 79) and you can customize your vehicle control settings (see page 82). SEL/RESET BUTTON To change the display, press the SEL/RESET button or INFO ( / ) button on the steering wheel repeatedly until the desired information appears (see page 75). You can also change the display by pressing the select/reset knob in the instrument panel. 74 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display U.S. model is shown. (SH-AWD model only) Instruments and Controls IGNITION ON IGNITION OFF Press the SEL/ RESET Button Press the INFO (▲/▼) Button CONTINUED 75 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Odometer The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provincial/ territorial regulations to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of miles or kilometers indicated. Trip Meter This meter shows the number of miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) driven since you last reset it. There are two trip meters: Trip A and Trip B. Each trip meter works independently, so you can keep track of two different distances. When you reset Trip A, AVG. FUEL A is reset at the same time. When you reset Trip B, AVG. FUEL B is reset. You can customize the Trip A and AVG. FUEL A reset condition on the multi-information display (see page 93). Outside Temperature Display This shows the outside temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S. models), or in Celsius (Canadian models). The temperature sensor is in the front bumper. The temperature reading can be affected by heat reflection from the road surface, engine heat, and the exhaust from surrounding traffic. This can cause an incorrect temperature reading when your vehicle speed is under 19 mph (30 km/h). When you start your trip, the sensor is not fully acclimatized, therefore it may take several minutes until the proper temperature is displayed. In certain weather conditions, temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is forming on the road surface. You can adjust the outside temperature display (see page 91). To reset a trip meter, display it, then press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets to ‘‘0.0’’. 76 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display INST. MPG (U.S. models)/INST. L/100 km (Canadian models) This shows your instant fuel economy. When you turn off the engine, INST. MPG or INST. L/100 km is also reset. RANGE This shows the estimated distance you can travel on the fuel remaining in the fuel tank. This distance is estimated from the fuel economy you received over the last several miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada), so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc. When the battery is disconnected, or you refuel, RANGE is also reset. ELAPSED TIME This shows the accumulated traveling time since you last reset it. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, ELAPSED TIME is reset. You can customize the ELAPSED TIME reset condition on the multiinformation display (see page 95). AVG. SPEED This shows the average speed you are traveling in miles per hour (mph) for U.S. models or kilometers per hour (km/h) for Canadian models. When you reset Trip A, AVG. SPEED is also reset. AVG. FUEL A/B This shows your vehicle's average fuel economy in mpg (U.S. models) or liter/100 km (Canadian models) since you last reset Trip A or Trip B. You can customize the Trip A and AVG. FUEL A reset condition on the multi-information display (see page 93). The average fuel economy will be reset when you reset the trip meter, or if the vehicle's battery goes dead or is disconnected. CONTINUED 77 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls Maintenance MinderTM The multi-information display in the instrument panel shows you the engine oil life and maintenance service items when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position. This information helps to keep you aware of the periodic maintenance your vehicle needs for continued troublefree driving. Refer to page 411 for more information. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display SH-AWD Torque Distribution Monitor On SH-AWD models This monitor shows how much torque is being delivered to each wheel. For more information, see page 384. Tire Pressure Monitor You can see the pressure of each tire in this monitor. If one or more tire pressure are low, inflate them to the correct pressure. For more information, see page 392. Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine's coolant. During normal operation, the reading should rise from the ‘‘C (Cold)’’ mark to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the reading may rise to near the ‘‘H (Hot)’’ mark of the gauge. If it reaches the ‘‘H’’ mark, pull safely to the side of the road. See page 463 for instructions and precautions on checking the engine's coolant system. 78 2011 RDX Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® You can receive or make phone calls from your cell phone through your vehicle's Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system without touching your cell phone. To use the system, your cell phone and the HFL system must be linked. Not all cell phones are compatible with this system. Refer to page 313 for instructions on how to link your cell phone to HFL and how to receive or make phone calls, or visit the acura.com/handsfreelink website. In Canada, visit www.acura.ca, or call 1-(888) 9-HONDA-9. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Here is a list of messages shown on the multi-information display: U.S. U.S. U.S. Canada Canada Canada See page 20 See page 393 See page 12 See page 392 See page 67 See page 465 See page 467 See page 465 See page 467, 468 See page 466 CONTINUED 79 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls System Messages If there is a problem with your vehicle, for example, the engine oil level is low or a door is not fully closed, the multi-information display will show you the problem. It does this by interrupting the current display with one or more messages. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display See page 376 See page 395 See page 12 See page 385 See page 375 See page 354 See page 32 See page 426 See page 32 See page 119 See page 412 See page 388 See page 68 See page 125 SH-AWD model only U.S. Canada See page 385 U.S. SH-AWD model only Canada 80 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display The system message(s) triggers the appropriate indicator(s) on the instrument panel, including the system message indicator, to come on. The system message indicator does not go off until the problem(s) is corrected. SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR Most of the messages are displayed for about 5 seconds, and then the normal display returns. If there are several system messages to be shown, the display switches these messages every 5 seconds. To switch the message(s) before 5 seconds have elapsed, press the INFO ( / ) button on the steering wheel. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button Even if you press the INFO ( / ) button, some messages stay on or come on again at regular intervals until the problem is corrected. ● ● FASTEN SEAT BELT If the system message indicator remains lit on the instrument panel, you can see the corresponding message(s) again by pressing the INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT ● RELEASE PARKING BRAKE ● DOOR & TAILGATE OPEN 81 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls You will also hear a beep when the system message comes on for the first time. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Customized Settings With the multi-information display and the INFO ( / ) and SEL/ RESET buttons on the right side of the steering wheel, you can customize some vehicle control settings. To enter the customizing mode, press and hold the INFO ( / ) button for more than 3 seconds. To change the settings, the ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position, and the vehicle must be stopped with the transmission in Park. You cannot customize the settings under these conditions: ● ● If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position. If you move the shift lever out of Park. The first customizing menu is: ● DEFAULT ALL ● CHG SETTING 82 2011 RDX If you want the settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory, select DEFAULT ALL, as described on page 85. If you want to change any vehicle control settings, select CHG SETTING, then press the SEL/ RESET button (see page 86). Refer to the table on the following pages about the settings you want to customize. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Customize Entry CHG SETTING (P. 86) Customize Group METER SETUP (P. 88) DOOR SETUP (P. 102) Description Changes the language used in the display. ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY Changes the outside temperature reading above or below its current reading. TRIP A & AVG. FUEL RESET with REFUEL Causes trip meter A and the average fuel economy to reset when you refuel. ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION Resets the elapsed time of your current trip. INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights stay on after you close the doors. HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER Changes how long (in seconds) the exterior lights stay on after you close the driver's door. AUTO DOOR LOCK Changes when the system automatically locks the doors. Customize Setup ENGLISHꭧ FRENCH SPANISH -5°F ~ ꭗ0°Fꭧ ~ 5°F -3°C ~ ꭗ0°Cꭧ ~ 3°C ON OFFꭧ IGN RESETꭧ TRIP A RESET TRIP B RESET 15 sec 30 secꭧ 60 sec 0 sec 15 secꭧ 30 sec 60 sec SHIFT FROM P WITH VEH SPEEDꭧ OFF Page 89 91 93 95 98 100 103 ꭧ: Default setting CONTINUED 83 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls LIGHTING SETUP (P. 97) Customize Menu LANGUAGE SELECTION 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Customize Entry CHG SETTING (P. 86) Customize Group DOOR SETUP (P. 102) Customize Menu Description DOOR LOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER AUTO DOOR UNLOCK DEFAULT ALL Customize Setup Changes which doors unlock with the remote DRIVER DOORꭧ transmitter on a first push. ALL DOORS The exterior lights flash each time you press ONꭧ the LOCK or UNLOCK button. A beeper will OFF also sound when you press the LOCK button twice. Changes how long it takes (in seconds) for 30 secꭧ the doors to relock and the security system to 60 sec set after you unlock but do not open the door. 90 sec Changes when the system automatically DRIVER DOOR WITH unlock the driver's/all of the doors. SHIFT TO Pꭧ ALL DOORS WITH SHIFT TO P DRIVER'S DOOR WITH IGN OFF ALL DOORS WITH IGN OFF OFF Returns all settings to the factory default. SET EXIT ꭧ: Default setting 84 2011 RDX Page 105 107 109 111 85 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display DEFAULT ALL When DEFAULT ALL is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen returns to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If you want to set the default settings, press the INFO ( / ) button to select DEFAULT ALL, then press the SEL/RESET button. CONTINUED 85 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls To enter the customizing mode, press and hold the INFO ( / ) button for more than 3 seconds. To set the default settings, press the INFO ( / ) button to select SET then press the SEL/RESET button. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Change Settings You can customize some of the vehicle control settings to your preference. Here are the settings you can customize: If DEFAULT ALL is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. Repeat the procedure to select DEFAULT ALL. If you want to cancel DEFAULT ALL, select EXIT, then press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. ● METER SETUP ● LIGHTING SETUP ● DOOR SETUP While CHG SETTING in the CUSTOMIZE ENTRY is shown on the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to METER SETUP in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP. Each time you press the INFO ( / ) button, the screen changes as shown on the next page. Press the INFO ( / ) button, until you see the setup you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. 86 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display See page 88 Instruments and Controls : Press and hold the INFO (▲/▼) button (3 seconds) See page 97 : Press the SEL/RESET button or the select/ reset knob See page 102 : Press the INFO (▲/▼) button or rotate the select/reset knob CONTINUED 87 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Meter Setup Here are the four custom settings for the meter setup: ● ● ● ● LANGUAGE SELECTION See page 89 ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A & AVG. FUEL RESET with REFUEL ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION See page 91 While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. Each time you press the INFO ( / ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. See page 93 : Press the SEL/ RESET button or the select/reset knob : Press the INFO (▲/▼) button or rotate the select/ reset knob 88 2011 RDX See page 95 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Language Selection There are three language selections you can make: English, French, and Spanish. To choose the language you want, follow these instructions: Select the desired language by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. CONTINUED 89 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. You will see the above display. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. All messages on the multiinformation display will be shown in the language you selected. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 90 2011 RDX To exit LANGUAGE SELECTION without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Adjust Outside Temp. Display U.S. Canada While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. The highlighted number is the current setting above or below the outside temperature. Press the INFO ( / ) button repeatedly until the number you want appears, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 91 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls If you sometimes find that the temperature reading is a few degrees above or below the actual temperature, you can adjust it by following these instructions: 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display U.S. Canada When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 92 2011 RDX To exit ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Trip A & Avg. Fuel Reset with Refuel To cause Trip A and AVG. FUEL A to reset every time you refuel your vehicle, follow these instructions: Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 93 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 94 2011 RDX To exit TRIP A & AVG. FUEL RESET with REFUEL without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Elap. Time Reset Condition There are three elapsed time reset choices you can make: TRIP A - The elapsed time is reset when Trip A is reset. TRIP B - The elapsed time is reset when Trip B is reset. While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 95 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls IGN RESET - The elapsed time is reset when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 96 2011 RDX To exit ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Lighting Setup There are two settings in the lighting setup: ● Instruments and Controls ● INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER While CUSTOMIZE GROUP is shown on the multi-information display, select LIGHTING SETUP by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. Each time you press the INFO ( / ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. See page 98 See page 100 : Press the SEL/RESET button or the select/reset knob : Press the INFO (▲/▼) button or rotate the select/reset knob CONTINUED 97 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Interior Light Dimming Time The interior lights fade out when you close all doors. You can change the time that the interior lights fade out. While LIGHTING SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. You will see the above display. 98 2011 RDX Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select how long you want the lights to stay on before they fade out (15, 30, or 60 seconds) by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. To exit INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. CONTINUED 99 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Headlight Auto Off Timer The headlights, parking lights, side marker lights, taillights, and license plate lights go off after the selected time when you close the driver's door and take the remote with you. To change how long the lights stay on before they go off, follow these instructions: While LIGHTING SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display. 100 2011 RDX Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select how long you want the lights to stay on before they go off (0, 15, 30, or 60 seconds) by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. To exit HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. CONTINUED 101 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Door Setup Here are the five custom settings for the door setup: ● AUTO DOOR LOCK ● DOOR LOCK MODE ● See page 103 KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ● SECURITY RELOCK TIMER ● AUTO DOOR UNLOCK While CUSTOMIZE GROUP is shown on the multi-information display, select DOOR SETUP by pressing INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. Each time you press the INFO ( / ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. See page 105 : Press the SEL/ RESET button or the select/ reset knob : Press the INFO (▲/▼) button or rotate the select/reset knob See page 107 See page 109 See page 111 102 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Auto Door Lock There are three settings you can choose from: WITH VEH SPD - The doors lock when the vehicle speed reaches about 9 mph (about 15 km/h). SHIFT FROM P - The doors lock whenever you move the shift lever out of Park. While DOOR SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multiinformation display, press the SEL/ RESET button. You will see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 103 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls OFF - The auto door lock is deactivated all the time. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 104 2011 RDX To exit AUTO DOOR LOCK without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Door Lock Mode While DOOR SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multiinformation display, press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select DRIVER DOOR or ALL DOORS by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 105 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls To select whether the driver's door unlocks or all the doors unlock when you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter or the key, follow these instructions. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 106 2011 RDX To exit DOOR LOCK MODE without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, and then press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Keyless Lock Acknowledgement When you push the LOCK button on the remote transmitter, some exterior lights flash, and a beeper sounds when you push the LOCK button again within 5 seconds to verify that the doors and the tailgate are locked and the security system has set (see page 294). You can customize the exterior lights not to flash and the beeper not to sound. While DOOR SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multiinformation display, press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 107 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls When you press the UNLOCK button on the remote transmitter to unlock the doors and the tailgate, the exterior lights blink twice to verify that the doors and the tailgate are unlocked and the security system is turned off. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 108 2011 RDX To exit KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Security Relock Timer You can change this relock time from 30 seconds to 60 or 90 seconds. While DOOR SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multiinformation display, press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select the relock time you want (30, 60, or 90 seconds) by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 109 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls If you unlock the doors and the tailgate with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors or the tailgate within 30 seconds, the doors and the tailgate automatically relock and the security system sets. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 110 2011 RDX To exit SECURITY RELOCK TIMER without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display Auto Door Unlock There are three settings you can choose from: IGN OFF - The driver's door or all the doors unlock when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. OFF - The auto door unlock mode is deactivated all the time. While DOOR SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multiinformation display, press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 111 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls SHIFT TO P - The driver's door or all the doors unlock when you move the shift lever to Park with the brake pedal depressed. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 112 2011 RDX To exit AUTO DOOR UNLOCK without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNAL/FOG LIGHTS (P. 116/119) PADDLE SHIFTERS (P. 380) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS/ REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER (P. 114/115) UPPER DISPLAYꭧ3 (P. 173) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P. 121) NAVIGATION SYSTEMꭧ3/ CENTER DISPLAYꭧ2 (P. 172) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P. 33) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) OFF SWITCH (P. 396) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON (P. 121/147) MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 146) AUXILIARY INPUT JACK (P. 291) VOICE CONTROL BUTTONSꭧ3 BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK HORNꭧ1 BUTTONS (P. 306) STEERING WHEEL MULTI-INFORMATION ADJUSTMENTS (P. 122) BUTTONS (P. 74) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P. 157) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 300) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P. 141) ꭧ1: To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. ꭧ2: On models without navigation system. ꭧ3: Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual. 113 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 289) 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Windshield Wipers and Washers Windshield Wiper MIST - The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. OFF - The wipers are not activated. INT - The length of the wiper interval is varied automatically according to the vehicle's speed. ADJUSTMENT RING 1. MIST 2. OFF 3. INT - Intermittent 4. LO - Low speed 5. HI - High speed 6. Windshield washers Vary the delay by turning the adjustment ring. If you turn it to the shortest delay ( position), the wipers change to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h). While the vehicle is stopped and in gear, the wipers sweep the windshield whenever you remove your foot from the brake pedal. Push the right lever up or down to select a position. 114 2011 RDX LO - The wipers run at low speed. HI - The wipers run at high speed. Windshield Washers - Pull the wiper control lever toward you, and hold it. The washers spray until you release the lever. The wipers run at low speed, then complete one more sweep after you release the lever. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Windshield Wipers and Washers Rear Window Wiper and Washer When you shift the transmission to the reverse position with the front windshield wipers activated, the rear window wiper operates automatically. When the wiper control lever position is INT, the rear wiper operates intermittently. When it is LO or HI, the rear wiper operates continuously. Rear Window Washer with Wiper - Hold past ON to turn the rear window wiper on and to spray the rear window washer. The rear window wiper makes one more sweep after you release the switch. Rear Window Washer Only - Rotate the switch counterclockwise from OFF to spray the window washer without activating the wiper. The washer will operate until you release the switch. The rear window washer uses the same fluid reservoir as the windshield washer. ON - Rotate the switch clockwise to turn the rear window wiper ON. The wiper operates intermittently. 115 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls 1. ON 2. OFF 3. Rear Window Washer with Wiper 4. Rear Window Washer Only. OFF - The wiper is not activated. When you turn the wiper switch to OFF while the rear window wiper is in action, it will return to its parked position. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Turn Signals and Headlights Turn Signal - Push down on the lever to signal a left turn and up to signal a right turn. To signal a lane change, push lightly on the lever, and hold it. The lever will return to center when you release it or complete a turn. Headlights - Turning the switch to the position turns on the parking lights, taillights, instrument panel lights, side-marker lights, and rear license plate lights. Turning the switch to the turns on the headlights. position When the light switch is in the or position, the lights on indicator comes on as a reminder. This indicator stays on if you leave the light switch on and turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position. 1. Turn signal 2. Off 3. Parking and interior lights 4. AUTO 5. Headlights on 6. High beams 7. Flash high beams 8. Fog lights off 9. Fog lights on If you leave the lights on with the key removed from the ignition switch, you will hear a reminder beeper when you open the driver's door. 116 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Turn Signals and Headlights AUTO - The automatic lighting feature turns on the headlights and all other exterior lights when it senses low ambient light. To flash the high beams, pull the lever back lightly, then release it. The high beams will stay on as long as you hold the lever back. To turn on automatic lighting, turn the light switch to AUTO. The lights will come on automatically when the outside light level becomes low (at dusk, for example). The lights on indicator comes on as a reminder. The lights and indicator will turn off automatically when the system senses high ambient light. The lights will remain on when you turn off the ignition switch. They will turn off automatically when you remove the key and open the driver's door. To turn them on again, either turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position or turn the light switch to the position. CONTINUED 117 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls High Beams - Push the lever forward and the high beam indicator will come on (see page 69). Pull it back to return to low beams. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Turn Signals and Headlights Even with the automatic lighting feature turned on, we recommend that you turn on the lights manually when driving at night or in a dense fog, or when you enter dark areas such as long tunnels or parking facilities. Automatic Lighting Off Feature This feature turns off the headlights, fog lights, parking lights, taillights, side marker lights, license plate lights, and instrument panel lights within 15 seconds of removing the key from the ignition switch and closing the driver's door. LIGHT SENSOR The automatic lighting feature is controlled by a sensor located on top of the dashboard. Do not cover this sensor or spill liquids on it. 118 2011 RDX This feature activates if you leave the headlight switch in the or position, remove the key, then open and close the driver's door. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Turn Signals and Headlights If you remove the key from the ignition switch with the headlight switch on, but do not open the door, the lights will turn off after 10 minutes. You can change the ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER’’ setting on the multi-information display (see page 100). Fog Lights Turn the fog lights on and off by turning the switch next to the headlight switch. You can use the fog lights only when the headlights are on low beam. They will go off when the headlights are turned off. The headlights revert to normal operation when you turn them on with the switch. If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display, there is a problem with the daytime running light system. Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. 119 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls The lights will 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 will go off. With the driver's door open, you will hear a lights on reminder beeper. Daytime Running Lights With the headlight switch off or in the position, the high beam headlights and the high beam indicator come on with reduced brightness when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and release the parking brake. They remain on until you turn the ignition switch off, even if you set the parking brake. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Instrument Panel Brightness You will hear a beep when maximum or minimum brightness is reached. You will also hear a beep when the maximum level is canceled by turning the knob a click to the left. INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS CONTROL KNOB U.S. model is shown The knob on the instrument panel controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. Turn the knob to adjust the brightness. Separate adjustments can be made when the headlights are on and off. To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to the or position. The level of brightness is shown on the multi-information display while you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds after you finish adjusting. 120 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Rear Window Defogger, Hazard Warning Button Rear Window Defogger In cold weather, the defogger will not automatically shut itself off. You must manually shut off the rear window defogger when it is no longer needed. Hazard Warning Button The defogger wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged. When cleaning the glass, always wipe side-to-side. The rear window defogger clears fog, frost, and thin ice from the window. Push the defogger button to turn it on and off. The indicator in the button comes on to show the defogger is on. If you do not turn it off, the defogger will shut itself off within about 5 to 30 minutes according to the outside temperature. It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition switch. You have to turn it on again when you restart the vehicle. Pushing this button also turns the mirror heaters on or off. For more information, see page 147. Push the button between the center vents to turn on the hazard warning lights (four-way flashers). This causes all outside turn signals and both indicators in the instrument panel to flash. Use the hazard warning lights if you need to park in a dangerous area near heavy traffic, or if your vehicle is disabled. 121 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Steering Wheel Adjustments, Keys and Locks Keys and Locks Steering Wheel Adjustments Make any steering wheel adjustments before you start driving. 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. 1. Push the lever under the steering column all the way down. 2. Move the steering wheel up or down, and in or out, so it points toward your chest, not toward your face. Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators. MASTER KEYS VALET KEY KEY NUMBER WITH REMOTE (Light Gray) TRANSMITTER TAG LEVER 3. Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in position. 4. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up, down, in, and out. 122 2011 RDX The master key fits all the locks on your vehicle. The valet key works only in the ignition and the door locks. You can keep the glove box and console compartment locked when you leave your vehicle and the valet key at a parking facility. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Keys and Locks You should have received a key number tag with your keys. You will need this key number if you ever have to get a lost key replaced. Use only Acura-approved key blanks. Retractable Master Key RELEASE BUTTON Push ● ● ● Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity. Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them. Keep the keys away from liquids. If they get wet, dry them immediately with a soft cloth. The valet key does not contain a battery. Do not try to take it apart. The key may come in contact with your finger while being retracted or extended. Make sure your fingers do not touch the pivot of the key when retracting or extending the key. The master key can be retracted into the remote transmitter. To use the key, push the release button to release the key from the transmitter. The key should be fully extended. To retract the key, push the release button and at the same time push the key into the remote transmitter until it is securely latched. 123 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the immobilizer system. They will not work to start the engine if the circuits are damaged. Always use the fully-extended key when you insert it to the ignition switch. If the key does not fully extend, the immobilizer system may not operate properly and may prevent the engine from starting. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Immobilizer System The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from theft. If an improperly coded key (or other device) is used, the engine's fuel system is disabled. The system may not recognize your key's coding if another immobilizer key or other metal object (i.e. key chain) is near the ignition switch when you insert the key. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the immobilizer system indicator should come on briefly, then go off. If the indicator starts to blink, it means the system does not recognize the coding of the key. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, remove the key, reinsert it, and turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position again. If the system repeatedly does not recognize the coding of your key, contact your dealer. 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. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. Electrical problems could result that may make your vehicle inoperable. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. If you have lost your key and cannot start the engine, contact your dealer. This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Always take the ignition key with you whenever you leave the vehicle alone. 124 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Ignition Switch If the front wheels are turned, the anti-theft lock may make it difficult to turn the key. Firmly turn the steering wheel to the left or right as you turn the key. The ignition switch has four positions: LOCK (0), ACCESSORY (I), ON (II), and START (III). LOCK (0) - You can insert or remove the key only in this position. To turn the key, the shift lever must be in Park, and you must push the key in slightly. ON (II) - This is the normal key position when driving. Several of the indicators on the instrument panel come on as a test when you turn the ignition switch from the ACCESSORY (I) to the ON (II) position. You will also see a ‘‘REMOVE KEY’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 80). The shift lever must be in Park before you can remove the key from the ignition switch. START (III) - Use this position only to start the engine. The switch returns to the ON (II) position when you let go of the key. 125 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls ACCESSORY (I) - You can operate the audio system and the accessory power sockets in this position. You will hear a reminder beeper if you leave the key in the ignition switch in the LOCK (0) or the ACCESSORY (I) position and open the driver's door. Remove the key to turn off the beeper. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Door Locks Power Door Locks When the door is unlocked, you can see the red indicator on the lock tab next to the inside door handle. LOCK TAB Driver's Side To unlock To lock Passenger's Side MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH Each front door has a master door lock switch. Either switch locks and unlocks all doors and the tailgate. Push the top of the switch to lock all doors and the tailgate; push the bottom to unlock them. Each door has a lock tab next to the inside door handle. When you pull backward on the lock tab on the driver's door, all the doors and the tailgate lock. Pushing forward on the lock tab on the driver's door unlocks only that door. The lock tab on each passenger's door locks and unlocks only that door. 126 2011 RDX All doors and the tailgate can be locked from the outside by using the key in the driver's door lock. To unlock only the driver's door, insert the key, turn the key, and release it. The remaining doors and the tailgate unlock when you turn the key a second time within a few seconds. You can change the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting on the multiinformation display (see page 105). 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Door Locks When the vehicle speed reaches about 9 mph (about 15 km/h) or more, all the doors lock automatically. When you shift to P after driving, the driver's door unlocks. You can change the ‘‘AUTO DOOR UNLOCK’’ setting on the multiinformation display (see page 111). Childproof Door Locks Lock Lockout Prevention With the driver's door open and the key in the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled. They are not disabled if the driver's door is closed. Pushing the switch down on the open front passenger's door will lock all doors and the tailgate. LEVER The childproof door locks are designed to prevent children seated in the rear from accidentally opening the rear doors. Each rear door has a lock lever near the edge. With the lever in the LOCK position (lever is down), the door cannot be opened from the inside regardless of the position of the lock tab. To open the door, push the lock tab forward and use the outside door handle. 127 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls You can change the ‘‘AUTO DOOR LOCK’’ setting on the multiinformation display (see page 103). To lock any passenger's door when getting out of the vehicle, pull backward on the lock tab and close the door. To lock the driver's door, remove the key from the ignition switch and pull backward on the lock tab. Then close the door. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Tailgate The tailgate will lock when you lock the driver's door, and will unlock when you unlock all doors. PULL POCKET SWITCH You can change the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting on the multiinformation display (see page 105). HANDLE To open the tailgate, press and hold the switch, then lift up. To close the tailgate, use the tailgate handle or the pull pockets to lower the tailgate, then press down on the back edge. Keep the tailgate closed at all times while driving to avoid damaging the tailgate and to prevent exhaust gas from getting into the interior. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 57. 128 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Tailgate Unlocking the Tailgate RELEASE LEVER UNLOCK If you need to unlock the tailgate manually, it means there is a problem with the tailgate. Have the vehicle checked by your dealer. Instruments and Controls COVER If the power door lock system cannot unlock the tailgate, unlock it manually. Push the release lever to the lower right as shown with the screw driver, then push and open the tailgate. Place a cloth on the top side of the cover to prevent scratches, then use a small flat-tip screwdriver to remove the cover on the back of the tailgate. 129 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Remote Transmitter UNLOCK BUTTON LOCK BUTTON PANIC BUTTON LOCK - Press this button once to lock all doors and the tailgate. Some exterior lights will flash. When you push LOCK twice within 5 seconds, you will hear a beep to verify that the doors and tailgate are locked and the security system has set. This button does not work if any door or tailgate is not fully closed. UNLOCK - Press this button once to unlock the driver's door. Push it twice to unlock the other doors. Some exterior lights will flash twice when you push the button. If you do not open any door or the tailgate within 30 seconds, they will automatically relock. To change the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting, see page 105. To change the ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ setting, see page 109. When you press the UNLOCK button, the ceiling lights (if the front and rear ceiling light switches are in the door activated position) will come on. If you do not open any door, the lights stay on for about 30 seconds, then fade out. If you relock the doors with the remote transmitter before 30 seconds have elapsed, the lights go off immediately. To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ setting, see page 98. PANIC - Press this button for about 1 second to attract attention; the horn will sound, and the exterior lights will flash for about 30 seconds. To cancel panic mode, press any button on the remote transmitter, or turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. To change the ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’’ setting, see page 107. 130 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Remote Transmitter Remote Transmitter Care Avoid dropping or throwing the transmitter. ● ● ● Do not immerse the transmitter in any liquid. Battery type: CR1616 KEYPAD If you lose a transmitter, the replacement needs to be reprogrammed by your dealer. SCREW To replace the battery: 1. Remove the screw at the base of the transmitter with a small Phillips-head screwdriver. NOTE: Be careful when removing this screw as the head of the screw can strip out. 2. Separate the keypad from the transmitter by pushing any button from outside. CONTINUED 131 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls ● Protect the transmitter from extreme temperature. Replacing the Transmitter Battery If it takes several pushes on the button to lock or unlock the doors and the tailgate, replace the battery as soon as possible. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Remote Transmitter 4. Remove the old battery and note the polarity. Make sure the polarity of the new battery is the same (- side facing up), then insert it in the keypad. BATTERY 3. Place a cloth on the edge of the keypad to prevent scratches, and remove the upper half by carefully prying on the edge with a small flat-tip screwdriver. An improperly disposed of battery can hurt the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. 5. Snap the two halves of the keypad, then install the parts in reverse order. 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-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operating of the device. 132 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Remote Transmitter Recalling a Memorized Driving Position Here is the setting activated with the remote; ● Driving position memory (see page 148). To turn the keyless memory settings back on, repeat this procedure. The LED will blink once to indicate the feature has been turned on. When you unlock the driver's door with your remote, each remote activates the keyless memory settings related to that remote. The driver's ID (MEMORY 1 or MEMORY 2) is shown on the back of each remote. 133 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls When you unlock and open the driver's door with the remote transmitter, the driver's seat (except the power lumbar feature) and outside mirrors start to move to the positions stored in memory. The indicator in the related memory button to the remote comes on. To turn off this feature, press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons at the same time. Once the remote LED blinks twice, release the buttons. Keyless memory settings for that remote are canceled. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Seats Front Seat Power Adjustments See pages 13 - 14 for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position the seats and seatbacks. The controls for the power adjustable front seats are on the outside edge of each seat bottom. You can adjust the seats with the ignition switch in any position. Make all seat adjustments before you start driving. The passenger seat has the same adjustments as the driver's seat but without any height and lumbar adjustments. DRIVER'S SEAT Moves the seat forward and backward. Moves the front of the seat up or down. (Driver's seat only) Raises or lowers the seat. (Driver's seat only) PASSENGER'S SEAT Moves the whole seat up and forward, or down and backward. The front of the seat also tilts up or down at the same time. (Driver's seat only) Adjusts the seat-back angle forward or backward. Increases or decreases the lumbar support. (Driver's seat only) 134 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Seats Head Restraints Front See page 15 for important safety information and a warning about improperly positioning head restraints. LEGS SEAT BACK They are most effective when you adjust them so the center of the back of the occupant's head rests against the center of the restraint. RELEASE BUTTON Adjusting the Head Restraint The front and rear head restraints adjust for height. You need both hands to adjust the restraint. Do not attempt to adjust it while driving. To raise it, pull upward. To lower the restraint, push the release button and push the restraint down. CONTINUED 135 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions to help protect you and your passengers from the likelihood of whiplash and other injuries. CUSHION 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Seats Rear CUSHION When reinstalling a head restraint, put the legs back in place. Then adjust it to the appropriate height while pressing the release button. Make sure the removed head restraints are securely stored. LEGS SEAT BACK RELEASE BUTTON Removing the Head Restraint To remove a head restraint for cleaning or repair, pull it up as far as it will go. Push the release button, then pull the restraint out of the seatback. 136 2011 RDX Failure to reinstall the head restraints can result in severe injury during a crash. Always replace the head restraints before driving. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Seats Active Head Restraints After a collision, the activated restraint should return to its normal position. The driver's and front passenger's seats have active head restraints. If the vehicle is struck severely from the rear, the occupant properly secured with the seat belt will be pushed against the seat-back and the head restraint will automatically move forward. If the restraints do not return to their normal position, or in the event of a severe collision, have the vehicle inspected by an Acura dealer. For a 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. Only use genuine Acura replacement head restraints. 137 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls This reduces the distance between the restraint and the occupant's head. It also helps protect the occupants against the likelihood of whiplash and injuries to the neck and upper spine. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Seats Armrests Folding the Rear Seats Down The rear seat-backs can be folded down to give more cargo room. Each side folds down separately. So you can still carry a passenger in the rear seat. Rear Front Remove any items from the seat before folding down the seat-back. Make sure there are no items on the floor before folding down the seats. The lid of the console compartment can be used as an armrest. The rear seat armrest is in the center of the rear seat. Pivot it down to use it. A beverage holder is located in the armrest. 138 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Seats 1. Move the front seats as far forward as possible. Make sure the front seat-backs are in the upright positions. 2. Store the center seat belt buckle into the pocket in the rear seatback. 4. Push the armrest back in place. 5. Lift the front edge of the rear seat cushion, then pull up on the rear of the seat cushion, then fold the cushion forward. 6. Pull up the release lever on the outside of the seat-back. Fold the seat-back forward. 7. Move the front seats backward to the desired position. 3. Lower the head restraints to their lowest positions. CONTINUED 139 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls RELEASE LEVER BUCKLE 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Seats Do not put any heavy items on the seat-back when it is folded down. Make sure all items in the cargo area are secured. Loose items can fly forward and cause injury if you have to brake hard (See Carrying Cargo on page 364). Make sure that the folded down rear seat does not interfere with the front passenger's seat-back. This will cause the front passenger's weight sensors and the front passenger's seat belt reminder indicator to work improperly (see pages 21 and 33). Also check the passenger airbag off indicator to assure proper operation of the passenger's front airbag. INDICATOR RELEASE LEVER After returning the seat-back to the upright position, tug on the seat-back to make sure it is latched. If the seatback is not latched fully, the seat belt will not work properly and you will see the red indicator behind the release lever as shown. 140 2011 RDX To return the seat cushion to its original position, lift up the seat cushion, then place the rear of the seat cushion at the base of the seatback. Use the seat buckles as guides. Lower the front of the seat cushion until it locks into place. Make sure the seat-back and seat cushion are locked securely and all rear shoulder belts are positioned in front of the rear seat-backs. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Seat Heaters In the HI setting, the heater turns off when the seat gets warm, and turns back on after the seat's temperature drops. Passenger's Seat HEATERS Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters: Driver's Seat Both front seats are equipped with seat heaters. The passenger seat is only heated in the seat bottom because of the side airbag cutoff system. SEAT HEATER SWITCHES The ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position to use seat heaters. Push the top of the switch, HI, to rapidly heat up the seat. After the seat reaches a comfortable temperature, select LO by pushing the bottom of the switch. This will keep the seat warm. ● ● Use the HI setting only to heat the seats quickly, because it draws large amounts of current from the battery. If the engine is left idling for an extended period, do not use the seat heaters, even on the LO setting. It can weaken the battery, causing hard starting. 141 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls In the LO setting, the heater runs continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Power Windows The windows will operate for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. Opening either front door cancels this function. DRIVER'S WINDOW SWITCH Closing a power window on someone's hands or fingers can cause serious injury. MAIN SWITCH Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position to raise or lower any window. To open the window, push the switch down and hold it. Release the switch when you want to stop the window. To close the window, pull back on the switch and hold it. Make sure your passengers are away from the windows before closing them. 142 2011 RDX When you push the MAIN switch in, the switch is off, and the passenger windows cannot be raised or lowered. To cancel this feature, push on the switch again to get it to pop out. Keep the MAIN switch off when you have children in the vehicle so they do not injure themselves by operating the windows unintentionally. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Power Windows To open or close either front window partially, push down or pull back on the window switch lightly to the first detent and hold it. The window will stop when you release the switch. AUTO REVERSE - If either front window senses any obstacle while it is closing automatically, it will reverse direction and then stop. To close the window, remove the obstacle, then use the window switch again. NOTE: The driver's window auto reverse function is disabled when you continuously pull up the switch. Instruments and Controls AUTO - To open or close either front window fully, push or pull the window switch firmly down or up to the second detent, and release it. The window will automatically go up or down all the way. To stop the window, pull or push the window switch briefly. Auto reverse stops sensing when the window is almost closed. You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the window before closing it. 143 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Moonroof Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before operating the moonroof switch on the ceiling console. To open the moonroof fully, pull back the moonroof switch firmly. The moonroof opens all the way. To stop the moonroof from opening fully, briefly move the switch in either direction. To tilt the moonroof, push the center of the moonroof switch straight up. To stop the moonroof from tilting fully open, push the moonroof switch forward. MOONROOF SWITCH Open Tilt Close To open or close the moonroof partially, pull or push the moonroof switch lightly to the first detent and hold it. The moonroof will stop when you release the switch. 144 2011 RDX To close the moonroof fully, push the moonroof switch forward to the second detent, then release it. The moonroof closes all the way. To stop the moonroof from closing all the way, briefly move the switch in either direction. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Moonroof Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of the moonroof before opening or closing it. If you try to open the moonroof in below-freezing temperatures, or when it is covered with snow or ice, you can damage the moonroof panel or motor. Auto Reverse If the moonroof runs into any obstacle while it is closing automatically, it will reverse direction, and then stop. To close the moonroof, remove the obstacle, then use the moonroof switch again. Auto reverse stops sensing when the moonroof is almost closed. You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the moonroof before closing it. 145 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls Opening or closing the moonroof on someone's hands or fingers can cause serious injury. The moonroof has a key-off delay. You can open and close the moonroof for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. The key-off delay cancels as soon as you open either front door. You must then turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position for the moonroof to operate. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Mirrors INDICATOR SENSOR AUTO BUTTON Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving. The inside mirror can automatically darken to reduce glare. To turn on this feature, press the button on the bottom of the mirror. The AUTO indicator comes on as a reminder. When it is on, the mirror darkens when it senses the headlights of a vehicle behind you, then returns to normal visibility when the lights are gone. Press the button again to turn off this feature. Adjusting the Power Mirrors SELECTOR SWITCH There is also a sensor on the back of the mirror. Items hung on the mirror may block this sensor and affect its performance. On models without navigation system When you shift to reverse with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the rear view is shown on the left side of the inside mirror. For more information, see page 348. 146 2011 RDX 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 2. Move the selector switch to L (driver's side) or R (passenger's side). 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Mirrors Outside mirror positions can be stored in the driving position memory system (see page 148). HEATED MIRROR BUTTON Reverse Tilt Door Mirror The passenger's outside mirror has a reverse tilt feature. When in reverse, the mirror will tilt down slightly to improve your view as you parallel park. Shifting out of reverse will return the mirror to its original position. 3. Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down. ● 4. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your setting. ● To tilt the passenger mirror, place the selector switch in the right position. To turn the feature off, place the switch in the center or left position. The outside mirrors are heated to remove fog and frost. With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, turn on the heaters by pressing the button. The indicator in the button comes on as a reminder. Press the button again to turn the heaters off. Pressing this button also turns the rear window defogger on and off. CONTINUED 147 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls ADJUSTMENT SWITCH Heated Mirrors 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Mirrors, Driving Position Memory System This heated mirror function has a timer (see page 121 ). Driving Position Memory System Your vehicle has a memory feature for the driver's seat and outside mirror positions. Storing a Driving Position in Memory Store a driving position only when the vehicle is parked. Seat, except for power lumbar, and outside mirror positions, can be stored in separate memories. You select a memorized position by pushing the appropriate button or using the appropriate remote transmitter (Memory 1 or Memory 2). 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. You cannot add a new driving position to the memory unless the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position. You can recall a memorized position with the ignition switch in any position. 2. Adjust the seat to a comfortable position (see page 134). Adjust the outside mirrors for best visibility (see page 146). 148 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Driving Position Memory System SET BUTTON To cancel the storing procedure after pressing the SET button, do any of the following: ● ● MEMORY BUTTONS 3. Press and release the SET button on the driver's door. You will hear a beep. Immediately press and hold one of the memory buttons (1 or 2) until you hear two beeps. The indicator in the memory button will come on. The current positions of the driver's seat and outside mirrors are now stored. Readjust the seat position. Readjust the outside mirror position. Each memory button stores only one driving position. Storing a new position erases the previous setting stored in that button's memory. If you want to add a new position while retaining the current one, use the other memory button. 1. Make sure the vehicle is parked. 2. Press the desired memory button (1 or 2) until you hear a beep, then release the button. The system will move the seat and outside mirrors to the memorized positions. The indicator in the selected memory button will flash during movement. When the adjustments are complete, you will hear two beeps, and the indicator will remain on. CONTINUED 149 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls ● Fail to press a memory button within 5 seconds. Selecting a Memorized Position To select a memorized position, do this: 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Driving Position Memory System, Parking Brake To stop the system's automatic adjustment, do any of these actions: ● ● Press any button on the control panel: SET, 1, or 2. Parking Brake Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. A beeper will sound if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake on. Push Push any of the adjustment switches for the seat. ● Shift out of Park. ● Adjust the outside mirrors. If desired, you can use the adjustment switches to change the positions of the seat or outside mirrors after they are in their memorized positions. If you change the memorized position, the indicator in the memory button will go out. To keep this driving position for later use, you must store it in the driving position memory. PARKING BRAKE PEDAL To apply the parking brake, push the pedal down with your foot. To release it, push on the pedal again. The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released (see page 67). 150 2011 RDX You will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message on the the multi-information display (see page 79). 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Lights Ceiling Lights Front In the ‘‘ ’’ position, both front and rear ceiling lights are off all the time. ON OFF DOOR ACTIVATED Rear ceiling light: You can use the rear ceiling light independently. In the OFF position, the light does not come on even if the front ceiling light switch is in the ‘‘ ’’ position. In the ON position, the light stays on continuously except when the front ceiling light switch is in the ‘‘ ’’ position. Each front and rear ceiling light has a three-position switch. Front ceiling lights: In the ‘‘ ’’ position, both front and rear ceiling lights are on all the time except when the rear ceiling light switch is in the OFF position. CONTINUED 151 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls With the front ceiling lights switch in this position, the rear ceiling light does not work, and both front and rear ceiling lights do not come on when you open any door. Rear DOOR ACTIVATED 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Lights In the door activated position, both front and rear ceiling lights come on when you: ● ● ● Open any door. Remove the key from the ignition switch. Unlock the doors with the key, lock tab on the driver's door, master door lock switch, or remote transmitter. If you do not open any door after unlocking the driver's door or removing the key from the ignition switch, the light(s) fade out in about 30 seconds. If you leave any door open without the key in the ignition switch, the light(s) will go off after 3 minutes. Individual Map Lights LENSES To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ setting, see page 98. After all doors are closed tightly, the light(s) dims slightly, then fades out in about 30 seconds. You can use the front ceiling lights whenever the lights are off. To turn a light on or off, push its lens. 152 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Lights Courtesy Lights The courtesy light in each front door comes on when the door is opened, and goes out when the door is closed. Cargo Area Light ● Open any door. ● Unlock the driver's door. ● COURTESY LIGHTS The courtesy lights in the ceiling console come on when the parking lights are turned on. You can adjust their brightness by turning the select/reset knob on the instrument panel. ON OFF Remove the key from the ignition switch. After all doors are closed tightly, the light fades out in about 30 seconds. To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ setting, see page 98. The cargo area light has a two position switch. In the OFF (right) position, the light does not come on. In the ON (left) position, the light comes on when you open the tailgate. In addition to the courtesy lights on the ceiling, the driver's and front passenger's ambient foot lights come on. 153 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls Your vehicle also has a courtesy light in the ignition switch. This light comes on when you: 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Convenience Items COAT HOOK DOOR LINING POCKETS FRONT DOOR POCKET BEVERAGE HOLDERS SUN VISOR/ VANITY MIRROR CENTER POCKET CARGO AREA COVER AUXILIARY INPUT JACK GLOVE BOX BEVERAGE HOLDERS in REAR SEAT ARMREST CENTER CONSOLE USB ADAPTER CABLE 154 2011 RDX ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Convenience Items Front Door Pockets Glove Box Lock FRONT DOOR POCKET Always keep the glove box closed while driving. The glove box light comes on when the parking lights are on. Open the glove box by pulling the handle to the left. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with the master key. The interior of each front door has an extendable pocket for maps and other small, lightweight items. For safety, be sure both front door pockets are closed while driving. 155 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Spilled liquids can damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior. Push To use the front beverage holder, push on the lid. It will swing open. To close the lid, push it down until it latches. 156 2011 RDX The rear seat also has a beverage holder in the center armrest. To use it, pivot the armrest down. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Convenience Items Accessory Power Sockets Console Compartment Sun Visor Front COVER To use the accessory power socket, pull up the cover. The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. None of the sockets will power an automotive type cigarette lighter element. When both sockets are being used, the combined power rating of the accessories should be 120 watts or less (10 amps). These sockets are intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). To use the sun visor, pull it down. You can also use the sun visor at the side window. Remove the support rod from the clip and swing the sun visor toward the side window. Make sure you put the sun visor back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle. 157 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls COVER 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Convenience Items Console Compartment Your vehicle has a multi-function console compartment. It includes an armrest, a coin holder, a pen holder, a card holder, a removable tray, and a console compartment with two separable shelves. Vanity Mirror MASTER KEY Close LID Push BUTTON VANITY MIRROR To open the console compartment, push the button and lift the lid. To close, lower the lid, and push it down until it latches. To use the vanity mirror on the back of the sun visor, pull up the cover. The light comes on when you pull up the cover. You can lock or unlock the console compartment lid with the master key. 158 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Convenience Items PEN HOLDER LID REMOVABLE TRAY COIN HOLDER You can use the inside of the lid for a pen holder, a coin holder and a card holder. The console compartment light comes on when the parking lights are on. SHELVES You can store small items on the removable tray. To remove the tray, pull it out from the console compartment frame to get more space. The console compartment has two shelves to divide it into two levels. To store small items, you can use the upper half of the space by putting the shelves down until they latch. The front and rear shelves can be used separately. The items on each shelves should not exceed 11 lbs (5 kg). Heavy items may damage the shelves. CONTINUED 159 2011 RDX Instruments and Controls CARD HOLDER 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Convenience Items Cargo Area Cover HOOK TAB CARGO AREA COVER HANGER BAR When you store a large item like a briefcase, lift the shelves up to create a large space. The maximum dimensions of the item you can store in the console compartment are: Length: 16.9 in (430 mm) Height: 12.2 in (310 mm) Width: 5.5 in (140 mm) To remove it: Your vehicle has a cargo area cover to conceal your luggage and protect them from direct sunlight. Do not put any items on top of the cargo area cover. They can block your view and be thrown around the vehicle during a crash. The cargo area cover may be removed to give you more cargo space. 160 2011 RDX 1. Open the tailgate. Remove the hook from the tab on the tailgate. Make sure you use both hands to prevent the cargo area cover from falling accidentally. 2. Lift and pull the rear edge of the cargo area cover slightly to unlock it from the hanger bars, then remove it straight out. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Interior Convenience Items Coat Hook COAT HOOK Make sure the cargo area cover is securely placed so it will not move while you are driving. Reverse this procedure to install the cargo area cover. Instruments and Controls 3. Place the cargo area cover on the cargo area floor. To use a coat hook, pull it down. Make sure the coat hook is pulled up when you are not using it. This hook is not designed for large or heavy items. 161 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu 162 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Features On models with navigation system The climate control system and the audio system have a voice control feature. Refer to the navigation system manual for more information. Climate Control System .................... 164 Dual Temperature Control ............. 169 Climate Control Sensors................ 171 Audio System .................................. 172 Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) ........ 174 To Play the Radio ......................... 174 Adjusting the Sound ..................... 177 Playing the XM® Radio (Models without navigation system) ............ 179 Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) ....................... 185 Disc Changer Error Messages (Models without navigation system) .................................. 195 Playing an iPod® (Models without navigation system) ....................... 197 iPod® Error Messages (Models without navigation system) ............ 203 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) .................................. 204 USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages (Models without navigation system) ................... 211 Bluetooth® Audio System (Models without navigation system) ............ 212 Audio System (Models with navigation system) .................................. 216 Interface Dial .............................. 216 Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) ............. 217 Adjusting the Sound ..................... 224 Playing the XM® Radio (Models with navigation system) ....................... 228 Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) ...................................... 239 Disc Changer Error Messages (Models with navigation system) .................................. 255 Protecting Your Discs ....................... 257 Playing an iPod® (Models with navigation system) ....................... 260 iPod® Error Messages (Models with navigation system) ....................... 269 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) .................................. 270 USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages (Models with navigation system) .................................. 279 Bluetooth® Audio System (Models with navigation system) ....................... 280 FM/AM Radio Reception .................. 287 Remote Audio Controls ..................... 289 Auxiliary Input Jack .......................... 291 Radio Theft Protection ...................... 292 Setting the Clock ............................. 293 Security System ............................... 294 Compass ........................................ 295 Compass Operation .................... 295 Cruise Control................................. 300 HomeLink® Universal Transceiver ...... 303 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® .............. 306 AcuraLink® (U.S. models only) ........... 332 Rearview Mirror with Rearview Camera Display ........................... 348 163 2011 RDX Features The climate control system in your vehicle provides a comfortable driving environment in all weather conditions. The standard audio system has many features. This section describes those features and how to use them. Your vehicle has an anti-theft audio system that requires a code number to enable it. The security system helps to discourage vandalism and theft of your vehicle. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Climate Control System Models without navigation system Models with navigation system MODE INDICATOR DRIVER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY DRIVER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY MODE INDICATOR DUAL BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER BUTTON MODE BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/HEATED MIRROR BUTTON PASSENGER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS DRIVER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS OFF BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON FAN CONTROL BUTTONS U.S. model is shown. AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) BUTTON AUTO BUTTON 164 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Climate Control System Proper use of the climate control system can make the interior dry and comfortable, and keep the windows clear for best visibility. You can adjust the temperatures of the driver's side and the passenger's side independently (see page 169). Voice Control System On models with navigation system The climate control system can also be operated by voice control. See the navigation system manual for complete details. 2. Set the desired temperature by pushing the driver's side temperature control buttons ( or ). The selected temperature will show in the display. On models with navigation system When you push the passenger's side temperature control buttons, the indicator in the DUAL button comes on and the driver's side and passenger's side temperature can be controlled independently (see page 169). In AUTO mode, the vehicle's interior temperature is independently regulated for the driver and passenger, based on inputs from sunlight and temperature sensors (see page 171). If one side of the vehicle is getting too much sun, the system lowers the temperature only on that side. 1. Press the AUTO button. The indicator in the button comes on. The system automatically selects the proper mix of conditioned and/or heated air that will, as quickly as possible, raise or lower the interior temperature to your preference. CONTINUED 165 2011 RDX Features For the climate control system to provide heating and cooling, the engine must be running. Using Automatic Climate Control The automatic climate control system adjusts the fan speed and airflow levels to maintain the interior temperature you select. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Climate Control System When you set the temperature to its lowest limit ( ) or its highest limit ( ), the system runs at full cooling or heating only. It does not regulate the interior temperature. In cold weather, the fan will not come on automatically until the heater starts to develop warm air. Semi-automatic Operation You can manually select various functions of the climate control system when it is in the AUTO mode. All other features remain automatically controlled. Fan Control Select the fan speed by pressing the fan control buttons ( or ). The fan speed is represented by vertical bars in the display. Temperature Control To adjust the desired temperature, push the temperature control buttons ( or ). 166 2011 RDX Dual Button Press the DUAL button to select dual temperature control mode (see page 169). The indicator in the DUAL button comes on. When you press the DUAL button again (indicator turns off), both sides adjust to the driver's side temperature. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button Press the A/C button to turn the air conditioning on and off. You will see A/C ON or A/C OFF in the display. When you turn the A/C off, the system cannot regulate the inside temperature if you set the temperature control below the outside temperature. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Climate Control System Recirculation Button When the indicator in the button is on, air from the vehicle's interior is sent through the system again. When the indicator is off, air is brought in from the outside of the vehicle (fresh air mode). When you push this button, air flows from the defroster vents at the base of the windshield, and the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. When the indicator in the button is on, the passenger's temperature cannot be set separately from the driver's. Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window defogger on and off. Pushing this button also turns the mirror heaters on and off (see page 121). Features The outside air intakes for the climate control system are at the base of the windshield. Keep this area clear of leaves and other debris. Windshield Defroster Button This button turns the windshield defroster on and off. The system should be left in fresh air mode under almost all conditions. Keeping the system in recirculation mode, particularly with the A/C off, can cause the windows to fog up. Switch to recirculation mode when driving through dusty or smoky conditions, then return to fresh air mode. CONTINUED 167 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Climate Control System Mode Button Use the MODE button to select the vents the air flows from. Some air will flow from the dashboard corner vents in all modes. The mode indicator in the display changes to the current mode each time you press the button. Air flows from the center and corner vents in the dashboard. Airflow is divided between the vents in the dashboard and the floor vents. To Turn Everything Off If you press the OFF button, the climate control system shuts off completely. ● Air flows from the floor vents. ● Airflow is divided between the floor vents and the defroster vents at the base of the windshield. 168 2011 RDX Keep the system off for short periods only. To keep stale air and mustiness from collecting, you should have the fan running at all times. When the climate control system is turned off, the temperature in the display will also turn off. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Climate Control System Dual Temperature Control Your vehicle has four temperature control buttons, two for the driver, and two for the front passenger. Models without navigation system Temperature Control Buttons To set the driver's side temperature to a different value than the passenger's, press the DUAL button, then press the temperature control buttons ( or ) on the driver's side. To set the passenger's side to a different value than the driver's, press the temperature control buttons ( or ) on the passenger's side. You can adjust the passenger's side without pressing the DUAL button first. DRIVER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY DRIVER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY DRIVER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS Features The driver's side and the passenger's side can be controlled independently by adjusting these buttons when the indicator in the DUAL button is lit. Models with navigation system PASSENGER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY DUAL BUTTON PASSENGER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS U.S. model is shown. CONTINUED 169 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Climate Control System When you set the temperature to its lower or upper limit, it is displayed as or . DRIVER'S SIDE PASSENGER'S SIDE . The selected Push AUTO or temperatures appear in the display. When the indicator in the DUAL button is off, you can adjust both sides to the same temperature by adjusting the driver's side temperature control buttons ( or ). REAR POSITION FLOOR VENTS 170 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Climate Control System Climate Control Sensors SUNLIGHT SENSOR Features TEMPERATURE SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is in the top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor is next to the steering column. Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them. 171 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Audio System Read the appropriate pages in this section for operation of the audio systems installed in your vehicle. ● ● Models without navigation system For vehicles without navigation system, see pages 174 thru 215. For vehicles with navigation system, see page 216 thru 286. U.S. model is shown. 172 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Audio System Models with navigation system Features U.S. model is shown. 173 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) To Play the Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Turn the system on by pushing the PWR/VOL knob, or the AM or FM button. Adjust the volume by turning the PWR/VOL knob. The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to is displayed. To change bands, press the AM or FM button. On the FM band, ‘‘ST’’ will be shown on the center display if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction on AM is not available. XM Radio information is available on page 179. STEREO INDICATOR A.SEL INDICATOR SCAN INDICATOR AM BUTTON FM BUTTON A.SEL/RDM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE/FOLDER BAR SEEK/SKIP BAR PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BARS U.S. model is shown. 174 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) To Select a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, seek, scan, the preset bars, and auto select. If you press and hold the or side of the bar, the frequency will begin to change rapidly. It will stop when you release it. If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station you want to listen to, press the SCAN button again. Preset - Each side of the bars (1-6) can store one frequency on AM and two frequencies on FM. 1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store two frequencies with each side of the preset bar. 2. Use the TUNE, SEEK, or SCAN function to tune the radio to a desired station. 3. Pick the preset number (1-6), for the station you want to store. Press the left or right side of the bar, and hold it until you hear a beep. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM. SEEK - The SEEK function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press the or side of the SEEK/SKIP bar, then release it. CONTINUED 175 2011 RDX Features TUNE - Use the TUNE/FOLDER bar to tune the radio to a desired frequency. Press the side of the bar to tune to a higher frequency, and the side of the bar to tune to a lower frequency. SCAN - The SCAN function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it. You will see ‘‘SCAN’’ on the center display. When it finds a strong signal, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) AUTO SELECT - If you are traveling and can no longer receive your preset stations, you can use the auto select feature to find stations in the local area. To activate it, press the A.SEL/RDM button. ‘‘A.SEL’’ will flash on the center display, and the system will go into scan mode for several seconds. It stores the frequencies of six AM and twelve FM stations in the preset bars (1-6). If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset bars. To turn off auto select, press the A.SEL/RDM button. This restores the presets you originally set. You will see ‘‘0’’ displayed if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset bar. 176 2011 RDX Radio Frequencies and Reception For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception, see page 287. Adjusting the Sound For information, see page 177. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) Adjusting the Sound Press the SOUND/CLOCK button repeatedly to display the BASS, TREBLE, FADER, BALANCE, SUBWOOFER and SVC (speedsensitive volume compensation) settings. Features Each mode is shown on the center display as it changes. Turn the PWR/ VOL knob to adjust the setting to your liking. When the level reaches the center, you will see ‘‘ ’’ on the center display. The system will automatically return the display to the selected audio mode about 10 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode. ADJUSTMENT LEVEL ADJUSTMENT MODE U.S. model is shown. Treble/Bass - Use the TREBLE/ BASS modes to adjust the tone to your liking. You can adjust each mode in levels between -6 and +6. Balance/Fader - These two modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from each speaker. BALANCE adjusts the side-to-side strength, while FADER adjusts the front-to-back strength. PWR/VOL KNOB SOUND/CLOCK BUTTON BALANCE can be adjusted in levels between L9 and R9. FADER can be adjusted in levels between F9 and R9. When FADER adjustment level reaches F9, the subwoofer speaker will be turned off. CONTINUED 177 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) SUBWOOFER - Use the SUBWOOFER mode to adjust the strength of the sound from the subwoofer speaker. Turn the PWR/ VOL knob to the desired level (-6 to +6). Even if the adjustment level reaches -6, the subwoofer is not turned off. Speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC) - The SVC mode controls the volume based on vehicle speed. The faster you go, the louder the audio volume becomes. As you slow down, the audio volume decreases. The SVC has four modes: SVC OFF, SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC HIGH. Turn the PWR/VOL knob to adjust the setting to your liking. 178 2011 RDX Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page 120). The audio system illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the system is turned off. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the XM® Radio (Models without navigation system) XM Radio receives signals from two satellites to produce clear, highquality digital reception. It offers many channels in several categories. Along with a large selection of different types of music, XM Radio also allows you to view channel and category selections in the audio display. CHANNEL NAME CHANNEL MODE INDICATOR PRESET NUMBER XM BAND CATEGORY MODE INDICATOR Features Your vehicle is capable of receiving XM® Radio anywhere in the United States and Canada, except Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. XM is a registered trademark of Sirius XM Radio®, Inc. and XM CANADA® is a registered business name of Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. CATEGORY NAME XM BUTTON DISP/MODE BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE/FOLDER BAR SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) BAR PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BARS U.S. model is shown. CONTINUED 179 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the XM® Radio (Models without navigation system) Operating the XM Radio To listen to the XM Radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Push the PWR/VOL knob to turn on the audio system, and press the button. Adjust the volume by turning the PWR/VOL knob. The last channel you listened to will show on the audio display. DISP - Each time you press and release the DISP/MODE button, the center display changes in the following sequence: Channel name, category, artist name, and music title. MODE - To switch between the category mode and channel mode, press and hold the DISP/MODE button until the mode changes. A ‘‘CH’’ (channel) or ‘‘CAT’’ (category) mode indicator appears on the center display. To Select a Channel When in the satellite radio mode, you can use any of four methods to find channels: TUNE, SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY), SCAN, and the preset bars. TUNE - Press the TUNE/FOLDER bar to change channel selections. Press the side of the bar to tune to higher numbered channels, and the side of the bar to tune to lower numbered channels. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category. SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) - Press either side of the SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) bar ( or ) to select another category. 180 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the XM® Radio (Models without navigation system) Preset - You can store up to 12 preset channels using each side of the preset bar. Each side of the bar stores one channel from the XM1 band and one channel from the XM2 band. To store a channel: 1. Press the button. Either XM1 or XM2 will be shown on the center display. 2. Use the tune, seek, or scan function to tune to a desired channel. In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected. In channel mode, all channels can be selected. 3. Pick a preset number for the channel you want to store. Press and hold the appropriate side of the preset bar until you hear a beep. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the first six channels. 5. Press the button again. The other XM band will be shown. Store the next six channels by repeating steps 2 and 3. Once a channel is stored, press and release the proper side of the preset bar to tune to it. Adjusting the Sound For information, see page 177. XM Radio Reception For information, see page 183. CONTINUED 181 2011 RDX Features SCAN - The scan function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode. In the category mode, only the channels within that category are scanned. To activate scan, press the SCAN button. The system plays each channel in numerical order for a few seconds, then selects the next channel. When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the button again. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the XM® Radio (Models without navigation system) XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘LOADING’’ - XM is loading the audio or program information. ‘‘OFF AIR’’ - The channel currently selected is no longer broadcasting. ‘‘UPDATING’’ - The encryption code is being updated. Wait until the encryption code is fully updated. Channels 0 and 1 should still work normally. ‘‘ - - - - ’’ - The selected channel number does not exist, or is not part of your subscription, or this channel has no artist or title information at this time. ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ - The signal is currently too weak. Move the vehicle to an area away from tall buildings, and with an unobstructed view of the southern horizon. ‘‘ANTENNA’’ - There is a problem with the XM antenna. Please consult your dealer. 182 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the XM® Radio (Models without navigation system) Signal may be blocked by mountains or large obstacles to the south. Signal is weaker in these areas. The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions. To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas. SATELLITE Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator. GROUND REPEATER CONTINUED 183 2011 RDX Features Satellite Radio Signals Satellite radio receives signals from two satellites to produce clear, highquality digital reception. It offers many channels in several categories. Along with a large selection of different types of music, satellite radio also allows you to view channel and category selections in the audio display. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing the XM® Radio (Models without navigation system) Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems. Interference can be caused by any of these conditions: ● ● ● ● ● ● Driving on the north side of an east/west mountain road. Driving on the north side of a large commercial truck on an east/west road. Driving in tunnels. Driving on a road beside a vertical wall, steep cliff, or hill to the south of you. Driving on the lower level of a multi-tiered road. Driving on a single lane road alongside dense trees taller than 50 ft. (15 m) to the south of you. There may also be other geographic situations or structures that could affect satellite radio reception. As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. After you've registered with XM Radio, keep your audio system in the satellite radio mode while you wait for activation. This should take about 30 minutes. Receiving XM Radio Service If your XM Radio service has expired or you purchased your vehicle from a previous owner, you can listen to a sampling of the broadcasts available on XM radio. With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position, push the PWR/VOL knob to turn on the audio system, and press the button. A variety of music types and styles will play. While waiting for activation, make sure your vehicle remains in an open area with good reception. Once your audio system is activated, ‘‘CAT’’ or ‘‘CH’’ will appear in the display, and you'll be able to listen to XM Radio broadcasts. XM Radio will continue to send an activation signal to your vehicle for at least 12 hours from the activation request. If the service has not been activated after 36 hours, contact XM Radio. In Canada, contacr XM CANADA®. If you decide to purchase XM Radio service, contact XM Radio at www. xmradio.com, or at 1-800-852-9696. In Canada, contact XM CANADA at www. xmradio.ca, or at 1-877-209-0079. You will need to give them your radio I.D. number and your credit card number. To get your radio I.D. number, turn the TUNE knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. 184 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) Normal mode MP3/WMA mode SCAN (D-SCAN) INDICATOR RPT (D-RPT) INDICATOR FOLDER NUMBER MP3 MODE INDICATOR WMA MODE INDICATOR DISC INDICATOR Features DISC NUMBER TRACK NUMBER RDM INDICATOR SCAN (F-SCAN) INDICATOR RPT (F-RPT) RDM (F-RDM) INDICATOR INDICATOR U.S. model is shown. CONTINUED 185 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) U.S. model is shown. CD/AUX BUTTON RPT BUTTON DISP/MODE BUTTON SCAN BUTTON A.SEL/RDM BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR TUNE/FOLDER BAR PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BARS LOAD BUTTON EJECT BUTTON DISC SLOT DISC LOAD INDICATOR 186 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) For best results when using CD-R or CD-RW discs, use only high quality discs labeled for audio use. When recording a CD-R or CD-RW, the recording must be closed in order for the disc to be played by the CD player. Your audio system has an in-dash CD changer that holds up to six CDs, providing several hours of continuous entertainment. You operate this CD changer with the same controls used for the radio. The disc changer can play these disc formats: ● CD (CD-DA) ● CD-R/RW The changer can also play MP3 or WMA format (see page 189). Do not use CDs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the CD to jam in the unit. You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this system. Video CDs and DVDs will not work in this unit. The disc packages or jackets should have one of these marks. CONTINUED 187 2011 RDX Features To load CDs or operate the CD changer, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) Loading CDs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one operation: 1. Press and hold the LOAD button on the changer unit until you hear a beep. You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ on the center display, and disc load indicator turns red and starts blinking. 2. Insert the disc into the disc slot when the disc load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears on the center display at the same time. Insert it only halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ on the center display, and the disc load indicator turns red again and blinks as the CD is loaded. 3. When the disc load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears on the center display again, insert the next CD in the slot. Do not try to insert a disc until ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could damage the audio unit. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until all six positions are loaded. If you are not loading all six positions, press the LOAD button again after the last CD has loaded. ‘‘DISC READ’’ appears on the center display, then the system begins playing the last CD loaded. If you stop loading discs before all six positions are filled, the system will wait for 10 seconds, stop the load operation, and begin playing the last disc loaded. 188 2011 RDX To load a single disc: 1. Press and release the LOAD button on the changer unit. You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ on the center display, and the disc load indicator turns red and starts blinking. 2. Insert a disc into the disc slot when the disc load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears on the center display at the same time. Insert the disc only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. You will see the disc indicator blinking on the center display. Do not try to insert a disc until ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could damage the audio unit. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) 3. You will see ‘‘DISC READ’’ on the center display, then the system begins to play the CD. You can load a disc(s) in any mode (AM, FM, XM, or AUX) if you do not select an empty position. If you press the LOAD button while a disc is playing, the system will stop playing that disc and start the loading sequence. It will then play the disc just loaded. When the system reaches the end of the disc, the system will advance to the next disc and begin to play. To select a different disc, press an appropriate side of the preset bar (1-6). If you select an empty position in the CD changer, the system will try to load the CD in the empty slot. Playing an MP3/WMA Disc The CD changer can play CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in MP3 and WMA format. When playing a disc in MP3 or WMA, you will see ‘‘MP3’’ or ‘‘WMA’’ on the center display. A disc can support more than 99 folders, and each folder can hold up to 255 playable files. When there are more than 99 folders on a disc, the center display only shows two digits. CONTINUED 189 2011 RDX Features You can load a CD into an empty position while a CD is playing. Select the empty position (the disc indicator is not shown on the center display) by pressing the appropriate side of the preset bars. The current CD stops playing and starts the loading sequence. The CD just loaded will play. To Play a CD Select the CD changer by pressing the CD/AUX button. You will see ‘‘CD’’ on the center display. The system will begin playing the last selected CD in the CD changer. You will see the disc and track numbers displayed. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) NOTE: If a file on an MP3 or WMA disc is protected by digital rights management (DRM), the audio unit displays FORMAT, and then skips to the next file. If the disc has a complex structure, it will take a while to read the disc before the system begins to play it. Depending on the software the files were made with, it may not be possible to play some files, or display some text data. Name Display Function Each time you press the DISP/ MODE button while playing a CD (CD-DA), the center display changes from album name, to track name, to artist name, and then to normal display. If the disc was not recorded with CD-TEXT, ‘‘NO INFO’’ will be shown on the center display. When playing a disc compressed in MP3/WMA format, the display changes from folder name, to file name, to artist tag, to album tag, to track tag, and then to normal display each time you press the DISP/ MODE button. If the disc was not recorded with this information, ‘‘NO INFO’’ will be shown on the center display. 190 2011 RDX If the title is too long, it will not show all at once. Press and hold the DISP/ MODE button, and the rest of the title will show on the center display. You will also see the album and track name (CD-TEXT), or the folder and file name (MP3/WMA) under these conditions: ● ● When you insert a disc, and the system begins to play. Each time a new track, file, or folder plays. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) To Change or Select Tracks/Files While a disc is playing you can use the SEEK/SKIP bar to select passages and change tracks (files in MP3/WMA mode). To move rapidly within a track/file, press and hold the or side of the SEEK/SKIP bar. In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION - To select a different folder, press and release the side of the TUNE/FOLDER bar to move to the beginning of the next folder. Press and release the side of the bar to move to the beginning of the previous folder. REPEAT - This feature, when activated, continuously replays the current track (file in MP3/WMA mode). To activate it, press and release the RPT button. You will see ‘‘RPT’’ on the center display. To turn off this feature, press the RPT button for more than 2 seconds. CONTINUED 191 2011 RDX Features In MP3/WMA mode, use the TUNE/FOLDER bar to select folders on the disc, and use the SEEK/SKIP bar to change files. SEEK/SKIP - Each time you press and release the side of the SEEK/SKIP bar, the system skips forward to the beginning of the next track (file in MP3/WMA mode). Press and release the side of the bar to skip backward to the beginning of the current track/file. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track/file. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER REPEAT - This feature, when activated, replays all the files in the current folder in the order they are compressed in MP3/WMA. To activate folder repeat mode, press the RPT button twice. You will see ‘‘FRPT’’ on the center display. Press and hold the RPT button for more than 2 seconds to turn off this feature. DISC REPEAT - Press the RPT button twice to continuously replay the current CD. In MP3/WMA mode, press the RPT button three times. You will see ‘‘D-RPT’’ on the center display. Press and hold the RPT button for more than 2 seconds to turn off this feature. Each time you press and release the RPT button, the mode changes from repeat to folder repeat, disc repeat then to normal play. SCAN - The scan function samples all the tracks (files in a folder in MP3/WMA mode) on the current disc in the order they are recorded on the CD. To activate this feature, press and release the SCAN button. You will see ‘‘SCAN’’ and the track/ file number flashing on the center display. The system will then play the track/file for approximately 10 seconds. To hear the rest of the track/file, press and hold the SCAN button for more than 2 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will then play the following tracks/files for 10 seconds each. When the system finishes scanning all the tracks/files on the current disc, the system returns to the track/file it first started scanning with, scan is canceled and the system begins to play that track/file normally. 192 2011 RDX In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER SCAN - The folder scan function samples the first file of each folder on the current disc in the order they are compressed in MP3/ WMA. To activate this feature, press the SCAN button twice. The first file of each folder plays for about 10 seconds. You will see ‘‘F-SCAN’’ and the folder number flashing on the center display. To hear the rest of the file in the folder currently scanning, press and hold the SCAN button for more than 2 seconds. When the system finishes scanning all the folders on the current disc, the system returns to the folder it started scanning with, folder scan is canceled and the system begins to play that folder normally. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) Each time you press and release the SCAN button, the mode changes from scan to folder scan, disc scan then to normal play. RANDOM (Random within a Disc) - This feature plays the tracks (all files in each folder in MP3/WMA mode) within a disc in random order. To activate it, press and release the A.SEL/RDM button. In MP3/WMA mode, press the A.SEL/RDM button twice to select random play within a disc. You will see ‘‘RDM’’ on the center display. Press and hold the A.SEL/RDM button for more than 2 seconds to return to normal play. In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER RANDOM - This feature plays the files within a folder in random order, rather than in the order they are compressed in MP3/ WMA. To activate it, press the A.SEL/RDM button once. You will see ‘‘F-RDM’’ on the center display. The system will then select and play files randomly. This continues until you deactivate folder random play by pressing and holding the RDM button for more than 2 seconds. Each time you press and release the A.SEL/RDM button, the mode changes from folder random to random, then to normal play. CONTINUED 193 2011 RDX Features DISC SCAN - The disc scan function samples the first track (file in MP3/WMA mode) on each disc within the changer in numerical order. To activate this feature, press the SCAN button twice. In MP3/ WMA mode, press the SCAN button three times. The first track/file on each disc plays for about 10 seconds. You will see ‘‘D-SCAN’’ and disc number flashing on the center display. To hear the rest of the track/ file on the disc currently scanning, press and hold the SCAN button for more than 2 seconds. When the system finishes scanning all the discs, disc scan is canceled and the system begins to play the first track/ file of that disc normally. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) To Pause a Disc To pause a disc, press the corresponding number of the current disc on the appropriate side of the preset bars. To play the disc again, press the preset bar again. To Stop Playing a Disc If you turn the system off while a CD is playing, either with the PWR/VOL knob or by turning off the ignition switch, the disc will stay in the drive. When you turn the system back on, the CD will begin playing where it left off. To take the system out of CD mode, press the AM or FM, CD/AUX, or button. To return to CD mode, press the CD/AUX button. The system will continue at the same point that it left off. Removing CDs from the Changer To remove the disc that is currently playing, press and release the eject ( ) button. You will see ‘‘EJECT’’ on the center display. When you remove the disc from the slot, the system begins the load sequence so you can load another disc in that position. If you do not load another CD within 10 seconds, the system selects the previous mode (AM, FM1, FM2, or XM). If you do not remove the CD from the slot, the system will reload the CD after 10 seconds and put the CD changer in pause mode. To begin playing the CD, press the CD/AUX button. To remove a different CD from the changer, select it with the appropriate side of the preset bar. When that CD begins playing, press the eject button. 194 2011 RDX Press and hold the eject button until you hear a beep to remove all the discs from the changer. You can also eject discs when the ignition switch is off by pressing the eject button. The disc that was last selected is ejected first. You can eject the rest of the discs one at a time. Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 257. Disc Changer Error Messages For information, see page 195. Adjusting the Sound For information, see page 177. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Disc Changer Error Messages (Models without navigation system) If you see an error message in the display while playing a CD, find the cause in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take the vehicle to your dealer. Error Message Cause Solution Press the EJECT button, and pull out the disc. Check if it is inserted correctly in the disc changer. Make sure the disc is not scratched or damaged. For more information, see page 258. Mechanical Error Press the EJECT button, and pull out the disc. Check the disc for damage or deformation. For more information, see page 258. If the disc cannot be pulled out, or the error message does not disappear after the disc is ejected, see your dealer. High Temperature Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. Check Disc Press the EJECT button, and pull out the disc. Make sure a playable disc is in the CD changer (see page 187). Check Disc and Changer Error Press the EJECT button, and pull out the disc. Check the disc for damage or deformation. For more information, see page 258. If the disc cannot be pulled out, or the error message does not disappear after the disc is ejected, see your dealer. CONTINUED 195 2011 RDX Features FOCUS Error 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Disc Changer Error Messages (Models without navigation system) The chart on the right explains the error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. If you see an error message in the display while playing a disc, press the eject button. After ejecting the disc, check it for damage or deformation. If there is no damage, insert the disc again. For the additional information on damaged discs, see page 258. Error Message Cause Track/File format not supported FORMAT BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK OWNER'S MANUAL PUSH EJECT BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK OWNER'S MANUAL Mechanical error Servo error The audio system will try to play the disc. If there is still a problem, the error message will reappear. Press the eject 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 cycle repeats and you cannot clear it, take your vehicle to a dealer. 196 2011 RDX Solution Current track will be skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the EJECT button, and pull out the disc(s). Check the disc for serious damage, signs of deformation, excessive scratches, and/or dirt (see page 258.) Insert the disc again. If the code does not disappear, or the disc(s) cannot be removed, consult your dealer. Do not try to force the disc out of the player. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing an iPod® (Models without navigation system) USB INDICATOR iPod INDICATOR Features CD/AUX BUTTON DISP BUTTON RPT BUTTON RDM BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR TUNE/FOLDER BAR SOUND/CLOCK BUTTON PWR/VOL KONB U.S. model is shown. CONTINUED 197 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing an iPod® (Models without navigation system) To Play an iPod® This audio system can operate the audio files on the iPod® with the same controls used for the disc player. To play an iPod, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the console compartment by using your dock connector, then press the CD/AUX button. The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. The iPod will also be charged with the ignition switch in these positions. The audio system reads and plays sound files to be playable on the iPod. The system cannot operate an iPod as a mass storage device. The system will only play songs stored on the iPod with iTunes. iPod and iTunes are registered trademarks owned by Apple Inc. iPods compatible with your audio system using the USB adapter cable are: Model Software iPod classic Ver. 1.0 or more iPod with video Ver. 1.2 or more (iPod 5th generation) iPod nano Ver. 1.2 or more iPod nano 2nd Ver. 1.1.2 or more generation iPod nano 3rd Ver. 1.0 or more generation iPod nano 4th Ver. 1.0.2 or more generation iPod touch Ver. 1.1.1 or more iPod touch Ver. 2.1.1 or more 2nd generation iPhone Ver. 2.1.0 or more iPhone 3G Ver. 2.1.0 or more 198 2011 RDX Use only compatible iPods with the latest software. iPods that are not compatible will not work in this audio unit. NOTE: ● ● ● ● ● Do not connect your iPod using a hub. Do not keep the iPod in the vehicle. Direct sunlight and high heat will damage it. Do not use an extension cable between the USB adapter cable equipped with your vehicle and your dock connector. We recommend backing up your data before playing it. Some devices cannot be powered or charged via the USB adapter, if this is the case use the accessory adapter to supply power to your device. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing an iPod® (Models without navigation system) Connecting an iPod USB ADAPTER CABLE DOCK CONNECTOR If the iPod indicator does not appear in the center display, check the connections, and try to reconnect the iPod a few times. USB ADAPTER CABLE 1. Push the release button to release the USB adapter cable. Features If the audio system still does not recognize the iPod, the iPod may need to be reset. Follow the instructions that came with your iPod, or you can find reset instructions online at www.apple.com/ipod. 2. Connect your dock connector to the iPod correctly and securely. 3. Install the dock connector to the USB adapter cable securely. CONTINUED 199 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing an iPod® (Models without navigation system) Text Data Display Function To Change or Select Files Each time you press the DISP/ MODE button, the display mode switches between the album name, the song name, the artist name, or name off (which turns off the text display). Use the SEEK/SKIP bar while an iPod is playing to select passages and change files. The center display shows up to about 16 characters of the selected data. If the text data has more than 16 characters, you will see the first 16 characters and the indicator in the center display. Press and hold the DISP/MODE button until the next 16 characters are shown. SKIP - Each time you press and release the side of the SEEK/ SKIP bar, the system skips forward to the beginning of the next file. Press and release the side of the bar, to skip backward to the beginning of the current file. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous file. To move rapidly within a file, press and hold either side ( or ) of the SEEK/SKIP bar. 200 2011 RDX To Select a File from iPod Menu Press and release the SOUND/CLOCK button. You can also select a file from any list on the iPod menu: playlists, artists, albums, and songs, by using the SOUND/CLOCK button and PWR/ VOL knob. Press and release the SOUND/CLOCK button to switch the display to an iPod menu, then turn the PWR/VOL knob to select a desired list. Press and release the SOUND/CLOCK button to set your selection. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing an iPod® (Models without navigation system) To Select Repeat or Shuffle Mode: ALBUM MODE is selected You can select any type of repeat and shuffle mode by using the RPT button or the A.SEL/RDM button. The center display shows items on the selected list. Press either side of the TUNE/FOLDER bar repeatedly. After making a selection, wait for a few seconds to set your selection. If you select ‘‘ALL,’’ all available files on the selected list are played. SHUFFLE ALL - This feature plays all available files in a selected list (playlists, artists, albums or songs) in random order. To activate the shuffle all feature, press the A. SEL/RDM button. You will see ‘‘RDM’’ in the center display. To turn it off, press and hold the A.SEL/ RDM button. Each time you press the A.SEL/ RDM button, the mode changes from shuffle all play to shuffle album play, then to normal play. NOTE: Available operating functions vary on models or versions. Some functions may not be available on the vehicle's audio system. CONTINUED 201 2011 RDX Features REPEAT - This feature continuously plays a file. To activate the repeat feature, press the RPT button. You will see ‘‘RPT’’ in the center display. To turn it off, press the RPT button again. SHUFFLE ALBUM - This feature plays all available albums in a selected list (playlists, artists, albums or songs) in random order. The files in each album are played in the recorded order. To activate the shuffle album feature, press the A. SEL/RDM button repeatedly. You will see ‘‘F-RDM’’ in the center display. To turn it off, press and hold the A.SEL/RDM button. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing an iPod® (Models without navigation system) To Stop Playing Your iPod To play the radio, press the AM/FM, or button. Press the CD/AUX button to switch between disc (if a disc is loaded), Bluetooth® Audio, and the iPod. Disconnecting an iPod You can disconnect the iPod at any time when you see the ‘‘OK to disconnect’’ messageꭧ in the iPod display. Always make sure you see the ‘‘OK to disconnect’’ message in the iPod display before you disconnect it. Make sure to follow the iPod's instructions on how to disconnect the dock connector from the USB adapter cable. ꭧ: The displayed message may vary on models or versions. On some models, there is no message to disconnect. 202 2011 RDX If you reconnect the same iPod, the system may begin playing where it left off, depending on what mode the iPod is in when it is reconnected. iPod Error Messages For information, see page 203. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu iPod® Error Messages (Models without navigation system) If you see an error message in the center display while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer. Error Message USB ERROR Cause USB ROM error NO SONG UNSUPPORTED VER. CONNECT RETRY No files in iPod Use of unsupported iPod Recognition failure of iPod Features BAD USB DEVICE PLEASE CHECK Abnormal power OWNERS source MANUAL Solution There is a problem with the USB adapter unit. Appears when the overcurrent protection feature of the system stops supplying power to USB because 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. Appears when the iPod is empty. Store some files in the iPod. Appears when an unsupported iPod is connected. See page 198 for specification information on iPods. If it appears when a supported iPod is connected, update the iPod software to the newer version. Appears when the system does not acknowledge the iPod. Reconnect the iPod. 203 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) USB INDICATOR FILE TYPE CD/AUX BUTTON DISP BUTTON RPT BUTTON SCAN BUTTON RDM BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR TUNE/FOLDER BAR POW/VOL KNOB U.S. model is shown. 204 2011 RDX 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) The audio system reads and plays the audio files on the USB flash memory device in MP3, WMA or AACꭧ formats. Depending on the format, the display shows MP3, WMA or AAC when a USB flash memory device is playing. The USB flash memory device limit is up to 700 folders or up to 65535 files. ꭧ: Only AAC format files recorded with iTunes are playable on this audio unit. The recommended USB flash memory devices are 256 MB or higher, and formatted with the FAT file system. Some digital audio players may be compatible as well. Some USB flash memory devices (such as devices with security lockout features, etc.) will not work in this audio unit. CONTINUED 205 2011 RDX Features To Play a USB Flash Memory Device This audio system can operate the audio files on a USB flash memory device with the same controls used for the in-dash disc changer. To play a USB flash memory device, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the console compartment, then press the CD/AUX button. The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) NOTE: ● ● ● ● Do not use a device such as a card reader or hard drive as the device or your files may be damaged. ● ● Do not connect your USB flash memory device using a hub. Do not use an extension cable to the USB adapter cable equipped with your vehicle. Do not keep a USB flash memory device in the vehicle. Direct sunlight and high heat will damage it. ● ● We recommend backing up your data before playing a USB flash memory device. Depending on the type and number of files, it may take some time before they begin to play. Depending on the software the files were made with, it may not be possible to play some files, or display some text data. Some devices cannot be powered or charged via the USB adapter, if this is the case use the accessory adapter to supply power to your device. 206 2011 RDX Depending on the type of encoding and writing software used, there may be cases where character information does not display properly. Even if recorded in MP3, WMA or AAC format, unsupported files cannot be played. If the system finds an unsupported file, the screen displays UNPLAYABLE, and then skips to the next file. 10/06/08 17:42:32 11 ACURA RDX MMC North America Owner's M 50 31STK640 enu Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) Connecting a USB Flash Memory Device USB ADAPTER CABLE USB ADAPTER CABLE 1. Push the release button to release the USB adapter cable. 2. Connect the USB flash memory device to the USB adapter cable correctly and securely. When the USB flash memory device is connected, the USB indicator is shown in the center display. The center display shows up to about 16 characters of the selected data. If the text data has more than 16 characters, you will see the first 16 characters and the