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Summary of Content
09/04/02 18:36:55 31SJA650 0002  Introduction Congratulations on your selection of the 2010 Acura RL. We are certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the finest luxury vehicles in the world. 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 minder 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 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:37:00 31SJA650 0003  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. ii 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:37:11 31SJA650 0004  A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others. Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the hazards associated with operating or maintaining your vehicle. You must use your own good judgement. You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, including: Safety Labels − on the vehicle. and one of Safety Messages − preceded by a safety alert symbol 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. 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 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:37:23 31SJA650 0006  2010 RL Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ................................................................................................ 4 Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ............................................................. 7 Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, multi-information display, dashboard, and steering column) ........ 59 Features (climate control, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, HomeLink , and other convenience items)............... 203 Before Driving (fuel, vehicle break-in, and cargo loading) ........................................................................ 377 Driving (engine and transmission operation).......................................................................................... 395 Maintenance (minders, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage) ................................................ 437 Taking Care of the Unexpected (flat tire, jump starting, overheating, fuses) ............................................... 487 Technical Information (vehicle specifications, tires, and emissions controls) .............................................. 515 Warranty and Client Relations (U.S. and Canada only) (warranty and contact information) ........................ 531 Authorized Manuals (U.S. only) (how to order) ................................................................................... 535 Index ................................................................................................................................................. I Service Information Summary (fluid capacities and tire pressures) 1 00X31-SJA-6500 © 2009 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:37:26 31SJA650 0007  2 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:37:43 31SJA650 0008  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 minder 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. 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. Authorized Manuals (U.S. only) How to order manuals and other technical literature. Index Service Information Summary A summary of the information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump. 3 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:37:52 31SJA650 0009  Your Vehicle at a Glance DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P.163) DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.11, 26) INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.62) CEILING CONSOLE*1 MIRROR CONTROL AUTO BUTTON (P.161) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.11, 26) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.153) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.204) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.185) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.213) INTERFACE DIAL (P.205, 213, 282) COMPASS SYSTEM*2 (P.281) TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON (P.154) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE BUTTON (P.379) *1: HOMELINK BUTTONS (P.334) MOONROOF SWITCH (P.188) POWER REAR SUNSHADE BUTTON (P.198) REAR HEAD RESTRAINT TILT BUTTON (P.158) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.399) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS (P.197) HOOD RELEASE LEVER (P.381) REAR SEAT HEATER USB ADAPTER CABLE SWITCHES*3 (P.184) (P.259) *2 : RL models *3 : Canadian models only 4 2010 RL AUXILIARY INPUT JACK (P.277) 09/04/02 18:38:01 31SJA650 0010  Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.146) HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNAL/ FOG LIGHTS (P.140, 142) COLLISION MITIGATION BRAKE SYSTEM (CMBS) OFF SWITCH*2 (P.416) WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER (P.137) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.146) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P.147)/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON (P.162) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.316)/ ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) BUTTONS*2 (P.319, 324) MULTI-INFORMATION BUTTONS (P.71) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.430) ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM (AFS) OFF SWITCH*2 (P.145) HEADLIGHT WASHER SWITCH*3 (P.138) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.161) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS (P.148) *1 *2 *3 *4 : : : : PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.35) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK BUTTONS (P.354) STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS (P.278) HORN*1 DISTANCE BUTTON*2 (P.328, 333) FRONT SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.181)/ FRONT SEAT HEATER AND SEAT VENTILATION BUTTONS*2 (P.182) VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS*4 (P.304) To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. If equipped. Canadian models only Refer to the navigation system manual. 5 2010 RL Your Vehicle at a Glance PADDLE SHIFTERS (P.403) 09/04/02 18:38:03 31SJA650 0011  6 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:38:07 31SJA650 0012  Driver and Passenger Safety Important Safety Precautions .......... 8 Your Vehicle’s Safety Features........ 9 Protecting Adults and Teens.......... 13 1. Close and Lock the Doors ...... 13 2. Adjust the Front Seats ............ 15 3. Adjust the Seat-Backs ............. 16 4. Adjust the Head Restraints .... 16 5. Fasten and Position the Seat Belts ...................................... 17 6. Maintain a Proper Sitting Position ................................. 19 Advice for Pregnant Women...... 19 Additional Safety Precautions .... 20 Additional Information About Your Seat Belts ........................ 21 Seat Belt System Components ... 21 Lap/Shoulder Belt ....................... 22 Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners ................................ 23 Seat Belt e-pretensioners ............ 24 Seat Belt Maintenance ................ 25 Additional Information About Your Airbags ............................ 26 Airbag System Components ....... 26 How Your Front Airbags Work.......................................... 29 How Your Side Airbags Work.... 32 How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work ........................... 34 How the SRS Indicator Works ... 34 How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works ....................... 35 How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works ................ 35 Airbag Service .............................. 36 Additional Safety Precautions .... 37 Protecting Children − General Guidelines ................................. 38 All Children Must Be Restrained ................................ 38 All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat .................................. 39 The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks .......... 39 If You Must Drive with Several Children .................................... 41 If a Child Requires Close Attention ................................... 41 Additional Safety Precautions .... 41 Protecting Infants and Small Children .................................... 43 Protecting Infants ........................ 43 Protecting Small Children .......... 44 Selecting a Child Seat ...................... 45 Installing a Child Seat ..................... 46 With LATCH ................................ 47 With a Lap/Shoulder Belt .......... 49 With a Tether ............................... 51 Protecting Larger Children ............ 52 Checking Seat Belt Fit ................ 52 Using a Booster Seat ................... 53 When Can a Larger Child Sit in Front .......................................... 54 Additional Safety Precautions .... 55 Carbon Monoxide Hazard .............. 56 Safety Labels .................................... 57 7 2010 RL 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. It explains how your airbags work. And it tells you how to properly restrain infants and children in your vehicle. 09/04/02 18:38:17 31SJA650 0013  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 17 ). 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 38 − 55 ). 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. 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 8 2010 RL 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 439 ). 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. 09/04/02 18:38:24 31SJA650 0014  Your Vehicle’s Safety Features (8) (9) (3) (4) (6) (9) (1) (7) (6) (5) (2) * : On model with Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) (7) (8) (11) (2) (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/ Seat Belt e-pretensioners* 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. 9 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety (10) Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. 09/04/02 18:38:36 31SJA650 0015  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. 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.) 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 and territories require you to wear 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. Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts and wear them properly. When properly worn, 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 10 2010 RL Help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the vehicle and against other occupants. 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. 09/04/02 18:38:43 31SJA650 0016  Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Airbags Driver and Passenger Safety 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 29 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 32 for more information on how your side airbags work). 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 (see page 34 for more information on how your side curtain airbags work). CONTINUED 11 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:38:51 31SJA650 0017  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. What you should do: Always wear your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as far back from the steering wheel as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle. A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible. Airbags can pose serious hazards. 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. 12 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:38:59 31SJA650 0018  Protecting Adults and Teens Your vehicle has a door and trunk open indicators on the multiinformation display to indicate when a specific door or the trunk is not tightly closed. You will see the appropriate indicator(s) and the message for each condition. See pages 38 − 55 for important guidelines on how to properly protect infants, small children, and larger children who ride in your vehicle. 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 trunk with the key in the ON (II) position. Driver and Passenger Safety 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. When one or more doors are not tightly closed, the ‘‘DOOR OPEN’’ indicator will come on. 1. Close and Lock the Doors After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure the doors are closed and locked. Your vehicle has a programmable auto door locking/unlocking feature. For more information, see page 123 . CONTINUED 13 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:39:05 31SJA650 0019  Protecting Adults and Teens Locking the doors reduces the chance of someone being thrown out of the vehicle during a crash, and it helps prevent passengers from accidentally opening a door and falling out. Locking the doors also helps prevent an outsider from unexpectedly opening a door when you come to a stop. When the trunk is not tightly closed, the ‘‘TRUNK OPEN’’ indicator will come on. When one or more doors and the trunk lid are not tightly closed, the corresponding indicator for each condition and the ‘‘DOOR & TRUNK OPEN’’ indicator will come on. 14 2010 RL See page 153 for how to lock the doors. 09/04/02 18:39:12 31SJA650 0020  Protecting Adults and Teens 2.Adjust the Front Seats 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 148 ). Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious injury or death if the front airbags inflate. Driver and Passenger Safety 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. Always sit as far back from the front airbags as possible. See page 156 for how to adjust the front seats. 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. 15 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:39:21 31SJA650 0021  Protecting Adults and Teens 3.Adjust the Seat-Backs 4.Adjust the Head Restraints 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. 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. 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 156 for how to adjust the seat-backs. 16 2010 RL Adjust the driver’s head restraint so the center of the back of your head rests against the center of the restraint. Have passengers with adjustable head restraints adjust their restraints properly as well. Taller persons should adjust their restraint as high as possible. 09/04/02 18:39:29 31SJA650 0022  Protecting Adults and Teens Make sure head restraints are in place and positioned properly before driving. Properly adjusted head restraints will help protect occupants from whiplash and other crash injuries. 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. See page 157 for how to adjust the head restraints and how the driver’s and front passenger’s active head restraints work. 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. CONTINUED 17 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:39:37 31SJA650 0023  Protecting Adults and Teens This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body. RELEASE BUTTON Never place the shoulder portion of a lap/shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back. This could cause very serious injuries in a crash. If a seat belt does not seem to work properly, it may not protect the occupant in a crash. Improperly positioning the seat belts can cause serious injury or death in a crash. No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat belt. Using a seat 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. The front seats have adjustable seat belt anchors. To adjust the height of an anchor, press and hold the release buttons, and slide the anchor up or down as needed (it has four positions). 18 2010 RL 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 21 for additional information about your seat belts and how to take care of them. 09/04/02 18:39:44 31SJA650 0024  Protecting Adults and Teens 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. Advice for Pregnant Women Driver and Passenger Safety 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 safely parked and the engine is off. 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. 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. CONTINUED 19 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:39:52 31SJA650 0025  Protecting Adults and Teens 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. Do not put any accessories on seat belts. Devices intended to improve Do not attach or place objects on the front airbag covers. Objects on 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. 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. 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. Do not place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag. Carrying hard or sharp Do not attach hard objects on or near a door. If a side airbag or a Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it’s okay for you to drive. 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. Additional Safety Precautions Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. 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. 20 2010 RL 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. Do not cover or replace front seatback covers without consulting your dealer. Improperly replacing or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from inflating during a side impact. 09/04/02 18:40:01 31SJA650 0026  Additional Information About Your Seat Belts This system uses the same sensors as the front airbags to monitor whether the front seat belts are latched or unlatched, and how much weight is on the front passenger’s seat (see pages 31 and 32 ). 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. You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 79 ). 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. 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. CONTINUED 21 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety 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 and, on models with collision mitigation brake system (CMBS), seat belt e-pretensioners. 09/04/02 18:40:08 31SJA650 0027  Additional Information About Your Seat Belts 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: Any items under the front passenger’s seat. 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 17 for how to properly position the belt). 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. 22 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:40:16 31SJA650 0028  Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners 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. 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 are designed to activate in any collision severe enough to cause the front airbags to deploy. If a side curtain airbag deploys during a side impact, the tensioner on that side of the vehicle will also deploy. 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. The tensioners can also be activated during a collision in which the front airbags do not deploy. In this case, the airbags would not be needed, but the extra tension in the seat belt could be helpful. When the tensioners are activated, the seat belts will remain tight until they are unbuckled. 23 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety 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 49 ). 09/04/02 18:40:24 31SJA650 0029  Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt e-pretensioners On models with Collision Mitigation Brake System For added safety, the front seat belts are equipped with e-pretensioners that work in combination with the collision mitigation brake system (CMBS) (see page 413 ) and the brake pedal assist function (see page 410 ). If your vehicle gets too close to the vehicle ahead of it in your lane, the driver’s e-pretensioner slightly retracts the seat belt to alert the driver of the approaching vehicle. If a collision with the vehicle in front of you is likely, the e-pretensioners on both front seats retract the seat belts with enough force to properly restrain you and your front passenger. After they activate, the e-pretensioners release the retracted seat belts. The e-pretensioners do not activate when the seat belts are not worn or when the vehicle stability assist (VSA) off indicator on the instrument panel is on. To get the full benefit of the e-pretensioners, you and your front passenger must sit normally in your seats and wear your seat belts properly (see page 17 ). In addition, the front passenger’s e-pretensioner does not activate when the passenger’s airbag is automatically turned off because the weight sensor detects a child in the front passenger’s seat. 24 2010 RL If the automatic seat belt tensioners are activated by a collision, both front seat belts and all related components must be replaced (see page 25 ). If only the e-pretensioners were activated, no components need to be replaced. 09/04/02 18:40:30 31SJA650 0030  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 470 ). 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 the 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. 25 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:40:36 31SJA650 0031  Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (1) (8) (2) (10) (5) (1) Driver’s Airbag (2) Front Passenger’s Airbag (3) (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners/ Seat Belt e-pretensioners* (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (5) (7) Front Passenger’s Seat Weight Sensors (8) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (9) Side Impact Sensors (First) (10) Occupant Detection System (ODS) Sensors (9) (7) (9) (6) (4) * : On models with CMBS 26 2010 RL (4) 09/04/02 18:40:42 31SJA650 0032  Additional Information About Your Airbags Your airbag system includes: (14) 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 32 ). (12) (11) (13) (11) e-pretensioner Control Unit* (12) Front Impact Sensors (13) Side Impact Sensors (Second) (14) Rear Safing Sensor (15) Side Curtain Airbags (15) * : On models with CMBS 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 34 ). CONTINUED 27 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety (13) 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 29 ). 09/04/02 18:40:52 31SJA650 0033  Additional Information About Your Airbags On models with CMBS, front seat belt e-pretensioners (see page 24 ). Automatic front seat belt tensioners (see page 23 ). Sensors that can detect a moderate to severe front impact or side impact. 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 33 ). Sensors that can detect whether the driver’s seat belt and the front passenger’s seat belt are latched or unlatched (see page 21 ). 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 31 ). 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 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. 28 2010 RL An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you to a possible problem with your airbags, sensors, seat belt tensioners (see page 34 ), or, on models with CMBS, seat belt e-pretensioners (see page 24 ). An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been turned off (see page 35 ). An indicator on the dashboard that alerts you that the passenger’s front airbag has been turned off (see page 35 ). Emergency backup power in case your vehicle’s electrical system is disconnected in a crash. 09/04/02 18:41:01 31SJA650 0034  Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Front Airbags Work Driver and Passenger Safety During a frontal crash, your seat belt restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest. Although both airbags normally inflate within a split second of each other, it is possible for only one airbag to deploy. 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 31 ). After inflating, the front airbags will immediately deflate, so they won’t interfere with the driver’s visibility, or the ability to steer or operate other controls. 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. CONTINUED 29 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:41:07 31SJA650 0035  Additional Information About Your Airbags 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 Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags Your front airbags are dual-stage airbags. This means they have two inflation stages that can be ignited sequentially or simultaneously, depending on crash severity. Your front airbags are also dualthreshold airbags. Airbags with this feature have two deployment thresholds that depend on whether sensors detect the occupant is wearing a seat belt or not. In a more severe crash, both stages will ignite simultaneously to provide the quickest and greatest protection. In a less severe crash, one stage will ignite first, then the second stage will ignite a split second later. This provides longer airbag inflation time with a little less force. 30 2010 RL If the occupant’s belt is not latched, the airbag will deploy at a slightly lower threshold, because the occupant would need extra protection. If the occupant’s belt is latched, the airbag will inflate at a slightly higher threshold, when the airbag would be needed to supplement the protection provided by the seat belt. 09/04/02 18:41:17 31SJA650 0036  Additional Information About Your Airbags Advanced Airbags DRIVER’S SEAT POSITION SENSOR 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 objects or metal items under the front seats. Failure to follow these instructions could damage the sensors or prevent them from working properly. 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. PASSENGER’S SEAT WEIGHT SENSOR 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. Be aware that objects placed on the passenger’s seat can also cause the airbag to be turned off. CONTINUED 31 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety Your front airbags are also advanced airbags. The main purpose of this feature is to help prevent airbagcaused injuries to short drivers and children or small-statured adults who ride in front. For both advanced airbags to work properly: 09/04/02 18:41:26 31SJA650 0037  Additional Information About Your Airbags 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 35 ). 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: Moving the front seat forcibly back against cargo on the seat or floor behind it. How Your Side Airbags Work Hanging heavy items on the front passenger seat, or placing heavy items in the seat-back pocket. 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 hooked to the floor mat anchor (see page 471 ). If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the sensors and operation of the seat. A rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger’s seat. 32 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:41:34 31SJA650 0038  Additional Information About Your Airbags 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. Side Airbag Cutoff System Your vehicle has a side airbag cutoff system designed primarily to protect a child riding in the front passenger’s seat. 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. 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 the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page 35 ), 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. 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 another object as a backrest. It may prevent the cutoff system from working properly. Objects placed on the front passenger seat can also cause the side airbag to be shut off. 33 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 09/04/02 18:41:43 31SJA650 0039  Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG 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. 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. How the SRS Indicator Works The SRS indicator alerts you to a potential problem with your airbags, seat belt tensioners, and, on models with CMBS, seat belt e-pretensioners. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, this indicator comes on briefly 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. In a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will detect rapid acceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate the side curtain airbag and activate the seat belt tensioner on the driver’s or the passenger’s side of the vehicle. If the indicator stays on after the engine starts. If the indicator comes on or flashes on and off while you drive. 34 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:41:55 31SJA650 0040  Additional Information About Your Airbags If you see any of these indications, the airbags and seat belt tensioners 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. How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works 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. U.S. Canada When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the indicator should come on briefly and then go out (see page 63 ). If it does not come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, you will also see a ‘‘PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF’’ message on the multi-information display. Have the system checked (see page 79 ). How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works U.S. Canada PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR 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. CONTINUED 35 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 79 ). 09/04/02 18:42:04 31SJA650 0041  Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the front seat can cause the indicator to come on. 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 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 as soon as possible. 36 2010 RL 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: 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. 09/04/02 18:42:10 31SJA650 0042  Additional Information About Your Airbags The SRS indicator alerts you to a problem. Take your vehicle to an 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 anchors worn during a crash to make sure they are operating properly. Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, airbags and seat belts provide the best protection. Do not expose the front passenger’s seat-back to liquid. If water or another liquid soaks into the seatback, it can prevent the side airbag cutoff system from working properly. Do not tamper with airbag components or wiring for any reason. Tampering could cause 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. 37 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety authorized dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, your airbags may not operate properly. Additional Safety Precautions 09/04/02 18:42:18 31SJA650 0043  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, vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death of children age 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 43 − 51 ). 38 2010 RL 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 52 − 55 ). 09/04/02 18:42:28 31SJA650 0044  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 35 ), 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 52 for important information about protecting larger children). CONTINUED 39 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat According to accident statistics, children of all ages and sizes are safer when they are restrained in a back seat. 09/04/02 18:42:39 31SJA650 0045  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 DASHBOARD SUN VISORS Canadian Models SUN VISORS 40 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:42:50 31SJA650 0046  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 52 ). Move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible (see page 156 ). Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat (see page 19 ). Make sure the seat belt is properly positioned and secured (see page 17 ). 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. 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. 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. 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 and 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. CONTINUED 41 2010 RL 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: 09/04/02 18:42:57 31SJA650 0047  Protecting Children − General Guidelines Use the childproof door locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. This can prevent children from accidentally falling out (see page 155 ). Do not leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving children without adult supervision is illegal in most states, Canadian provinces and 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. 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 49 and 50 for how to activate and deactivate the lockable retractor.) Lock all doors and the trunk 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. Know how to operate the emergency trunk opener and decide if your children should be shown how to use this feature (see page 155 ). 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 trunk, which can lead to accidental injury or death. 42 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:43:07 31SJA650 0048  Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Infants 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. Rear-facing Child Seat Placement A rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position in the back seat, but not in the front. Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front seat. 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. 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. It could also interfere with proper operation of the passenger’s advanced front airbag system. Only a rear-facing child seat provides proper support for a baby’s head, neck, and back. CONTINUED 43 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety Two types of seats may be used: a seat designed exclusively for infants, or a convertible seat used in the rearfacing, reclining mode. 09/04/02 18:43:14 31SJA650 0049  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 Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a fivepoint harness system as shown. We also recommend that a small child use the child seat until the child reaches the weight or height limit for the seat. Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death during a collision. Child Seat Type Always place a rear-facing child seat in the back seat, not the front. and weight are appropriate for a rear-facing seat. 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 44 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:43:22 31SJA650 0050  Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat 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 31 ), 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. 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. Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death if the front airbag inflates. 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 two outer seating positions in the back seat. If you must place a forwardfacing child seat in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible, and properly restrain the child. Since LATCH-compatible child seats are easier to install and reduce the possibility of improper installation, we recommend selecting this style. In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCHcompatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt. CONTINUED 45 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety We strongly recommend placing a forward-facing child seat in a back seat, not the front. 09/04/03 16:13:30 31SJA650 0051  Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat Whatever type of seat you choose, to provide proper protection, a child seat should meet three requirements: 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. Installing a Child Seat After selecting a proper child seat and a good place to install the seat, there are three main steps in installing the 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. 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. 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 46 2010 RL movement can be expected and should not reduce the child seat’s effectiveness. 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. 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. 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. 09/04/02 18:43:41 31SJA650 0052  Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) at the outer rear seats. The location of each lower anchor is indicated by a small button above the anchor point. You can find lower anchors in the slits in the seat-backs. LOWER ANCHORS REAR HEAD RESTRAINT TILT BUTTON To install a LATCH-compatible child seat: 3. Push the rear head restraint tilt button on the ceiling console to pivot the head restraints down. 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. CONTINUED 47 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH. BUTTON 09/04/02 18:43:50 31SJA650 0053  Installing a Child Seat TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHOR RIGID TYPE 4. 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. 5. Whatever type you have, follow the child seat maker’s instructions for adjusting or tightening the fit. 6. Route the tether strap over the head restraint, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted. 7. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions. 8. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. 48 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:43:58 31SJA650 0054  Installing a Child Seat 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. 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. CONTINUED 49 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 09/04/02 18:44:04 31SJA650 0055  Installing a Child Seat To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. 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. 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 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. 50 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:44:11 31SJA650 0056  Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether TETHER STRAP HOOK 3. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions. COVER ANCHOR A child seat with a tether can be installed in any seating position in the back seat, using one of the anchorage points shown above. Since a tether can provide additional security to the lap/shoulder belt installation, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or available. ANCHOR 1. After properly securing the child seat with the lap/shoulder belt (see page 22 ), pivot the head restraint down (see page 157 ) and route the tether strap over the head restraint. 51 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety TETHER ANCHORAGE POINTS 2. Lift the anchor cover, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted. 09/04/02 18:44:18 31SJA650 0057  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 the 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 To determine if a lap/shoulder belt properly fits a child, have the child put on the seat belt, then ask yourself: 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? 52 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:44:27 31SJA650 0058  Protecting Larger Children 3. Does the shoulder belt cross between the child’s neck and arm? Using a Booster Seat 5. Will the child be able to stay seated like this for the whole trip? 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. 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. Some states and Canadian provinces 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 or provinces where you intend 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. 53 2010 RL Driver and Passenger Safety Booster seats can be high-back or low-back. Whichever style you select, make sure the booster seat meets federal safety standards (see page 45 ) and that you follow the booster seat maker’s instructions. 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching the child’s thighs? 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. to drive. 09/04/02 18:44:38 31SJA650 0059  Protecting Larger Children When Can a Larger Child Sit in Front The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children age 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. 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 17 and 52 ). 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 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. 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. 54 2010 RL 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. Move the vehicle seat to the rearmost position. 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. Supervise the child. Even mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten the seat belts or sit properly. 09/04/02 18:44:43 31SJA650 0060  Protecting Larger Children Additional Safety Precautions Do not let a child wear a seat belt across the neck. This could result Do not let a child put the shoulder part of a seat belt behind the back or under the arm. This could 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. Driver and Passenger Safety in serious neck injuries during a crash. Do not put any accessories on a seat belt. Devices intended to 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. Two children should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. 55 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:44:50 31SJA650 0061  Carbon Monoxide Hazard 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. Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever: 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. 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. 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. 56 2010 RL With the trunk open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle’s interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the trunk open, open all the windows and set the climate control system as shown below. 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. mode. 2. Select the 3. Turn the fan on high speed. 4. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting. 09/04/02 18:44:59 31SJA650 0062  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. DASHBOARD U.S. models only Driver and Passenger Safety 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. RADIATOR CAP CONTINUED 57 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:45:11 31SJA650 0063  Safety Labels SUN VISORS U.S. models DOORJAMBS Canadian models U.S. models 58 2010 RL Canadian models 09/04/02 18:45:16 31SJA650 0064  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. Childproof Door Locks ................. 155 Seats ................................................ 156 Mirrors ............................................ 161 Driving Position Memory System......................................... 163 Keyless Access System................. 166 Front Seat Heaters ........................ 181 Front Seat Heaters and Seat Ventilation .................................. 182 Rear Seat Heaters (Canadian models) .................... 184 Power Windows ............................. 185 Moonroof ........................................ 188 Parking Brake ................................ 191 Interior Convenience Items .......... 192 Glove Box ................................... 193 Beverage Holders ...................... 194 Console Compartment .............. 195 Sun Visors ................................... 196 Vanity Mirror ............................. 196 Accessory Power Sockets......... 197 Front Door Pockets ................... 197 Power Rear Sunshade ............... 198 Integrated Sunshades ............... 199 Interior Lights ................................ 200 59 2010 RL Instruments and Controls Control Locations ............................ 60 Instrument Panel ............................. 61 Instrument Panel Indicators ........... 62 Gauges .............................................. 70 Temperature Gauge .................... 70 Fuel Gauge ................................... 70 Multi-Information Display .............. 71 Controls Near the Steering Wheel .......................................... 136 Windshield Wipers and Washers ...................................... 137 Turn Signals and Headlights ........ 140 Fog Lights .................................. 142 Daytime Running Lights .......... 142 Automatic Lighting Off Feature .................................... 143 Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) ........................................... 144 Hazard Warning Button ................ 146 Instrument Panel Brightness ....... 146 Rear Window Defogger ................ 147 Steering Wheel Adjustments ....... 148 Keys and Locks.............................. 150 Immobilizer System....................... 151 Ignition Switch ............................... 152 Door Locks ..................................... 153 Trunk............................................... 154 Emergency Trunk Opener ....... 155 09/04/02 18:45:24 31SJA650 0065  Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.62) GAUGES (P.70) CEILING CONSOLE*1 DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P.163) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.204) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.213) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.153) INTERFACE DIAL (P.205, 213, 282) COMPASS SYSTEM*2 (P.281) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.185) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.399) TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON (P.154) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE BUTTON (P.379) *1 : HOMELINK BUTTONS (P.334) MOONROOF SWITCH (P.188) POWER REAR SUNSHADE BUTTON (P.198) REAR HEAD RESTRAINT HOOD RELEASE LEVER TILT BUTTON (P.158) (P.381) MIRROR CONTROL AUTO BUTTON (P.161) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS (P.197) AUXILIARY INPUT JACK (P.277) REAR SEAT HEATER SWITCHES*3 (P.184) *2 : RL models *3 : Canadian models only 60 2010 RL USB ADAPTER CABLE (P.259) 09/04/02 18:45:35 31SJA650 0066  Instrument Panel KEYLESS ACCESS SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.68) VSA HIGH BEAM ACTIVATION INDICATOR (P.65) INDICATOR (P.429) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR*(P.65) / ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) INDICATOR* (P.66, 319) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) INDICATOR (P.64, 411) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.35, 63) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P.64) FOG LIGHT INDICATOR (P.65) MESSAGE INDICATOR (P.68) ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED POWER STEERING SYSTEM (ECPS) INDICATOR (P.68) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.63, 502) SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.69) MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY (P.71) MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (P.62, 501) LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.62, 500) SH-AWD INDICATOR (P.66) COLLISION MITIGATION BRAKE SYSTEM (CMBS) INDICATOR* (P.69) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.66) ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM (AFS) INDICATOR*(P.69, 144) SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P.21, 62) SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) INDICATOR (P.34, 63) LOW TIRE PRESSURE/TPMS INDICATOR (P.67, 423) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.64) The U.S. instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text. * : If equipped. 61 2010 RL Instruments and Controls CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.62, 500) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.65, 429) 09/04/02 18:45:45 31SJA650 0067  Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many indicators to give you important information about your vehicle. Seat Belt Reminder Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It reminds you and your passenger to fasten your seat belts. A beeper also sounds if you have not fastened your seat belt. If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before fastening your belt, the beeper sounds and the indicator flashes. If you do not fasten your seat belt before the beeper stops, the indicator stops flashing but remains on. 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 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 21 . You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 79 ). Low Oil Pressure Indicator The engine can be severely damaged if this indicator flashes or stays on when the engine is running, or if a ‘‘CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL’’ message is on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 500 . 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 500 . Malfunction Indicator Lamp You will also see a ‘‘CHECK EMISSION SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 501 . 62 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:45:56 31SJA650 0068  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 rear brakes, axles, 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 78 ). U.S. Canada Side Airbag Off Indicator This indicator comes on 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 79 ). For more information, see page 35 . Supplemental Restraint System Indicator This indicator comes on briefly 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 side airbags, passenger’s side airbag automatic cutoff system, side curtain airbags, automatic seat belt tensioners driver’s seat position sensor, the front passenger’s weight sensors, or, on models with ACC, seat belt e-pretensioners. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 79 ). For more information, see page 34 . 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 63 2010 RL Instruments and Controls Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator This indicator has two functions: system. You will also see a ‘‘BRAKE FLUID LOW’’ or ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 508 . 09/04/02 18:46:05 31SJA650 0069  Instrument Panel Indicators 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. This indicator will also come on when the light switch is in AUTO and the lights turn on automatically. 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. Immobilizer System Indicator This indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It will then go off if you have a properlycoded remote. If it is not a properlycoded remote, the indicator will blink and the engine will not start (see page 151 ). If you use the remote, this indicator blinks several times when you turn the ignition switch from ACCESSORY (I) to the LOCK (0) position. If you use the built-in key, this indicator blinks several times when you turn the ignition switch from ON (II) to the ACCESSORY (I) position. 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 64 2010 RL SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 78 ). For more information, see page 411 . Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If the indicator does not blink or blinks rapidly, it usually means one of the turn signal bulbs is burned out (see page 464 ). 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 signals blink. All turn signals on the outside of the vehicle should flash. 09/04/02 18:46:19 31SJA650 0070  Instrument Panel Indicators 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 78 ). 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 429 . VSA Activation Indicator This indicator has three functions: 1. It comes on as a reminder that you have turned off the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system. 2. It flashes when VSA is active (see page 429 ). 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 78 ). Fog Light Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights. For more information, see page 142 . High Beam Indicator This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. For more information, see page 140 . This indicator also comes on with reduced brightness when the daytime running lights (DRL) are on (see page 142 ). Cruise Main Indicator 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 429 . On models without adaptive cruise control (ACC) This indicator comes on when you turn on the cruise control system by pressing the CRUISE button on the steering wheel (see page 316 ). 65 2010 RL Instruments and Controls 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. 09/04/02 18:46:30 31SJA650 0071  Instrument Panel Indicators Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Indicator Low Fuel Indicator On models with adaptive cruise control (ACC) This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. When you push the ACC button on the steering wheel, this indicator comes on green. You will also see ‘‘ACC’’ on the multi-information display. If the indicator comes on orange, there is a problem with the ACC system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK ACC SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 79 ). Take your vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. For more information, see page 319 . LOW FUEL INDICATOR This indicator is in the fuel gauge. It comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon. You will also see a ‘‘FUEL LOW’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 79 ). When the indicator comes on, there are about 2.69 U.S. gal (10.2 ) of fuel remaining in the tank before the needle reaches E. There is a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the needle does reach E. 66 2010 RL Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) Indicator 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 78 ) .Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. For more information, see page 407 . If the indicator blinks while driving, 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 it comes on while driving, it indicates the differential temperature is too high. You will also see a ‘‘SH-AWD DIFF TEMP. HIGH’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). 09/04/02 18:46:39 31SJA650 0072  Instrument Panel Indicators Pull to the side of the road when it is safe, shift to Park, and let the engine idle until the indicator goes out. 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. This indicator has two functions: Check the tire pressure monitor on the multi-information display and determine the cause (see page 425 ). 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 513 . 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 423 . 1. If it comes on while driving, it indicates that one or more of your vehicle’s tires are significantly low on pressure. 67 2010 RL Instruments and Controls Continuing to drive with the SH-AWD indicator blinking may cause serious damage to the system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TIRE PRESSURE’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 79 ). 09/04/02 18:46:47 31SJA650 0073  Instrument Panel Indicators Electronically Controlled Power Steering System (ECPS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on when you turn the ignition to the ON (II) position and goes off after the engine starts. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem with the power steering system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK POWER STEERING SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). If this happens, stop the vehicle in a safe place, and turn off the engine. Reset the system by restarting the engine, and watch this indicator. If it does not go off or comes back on again while driving, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With the indicator on, the ECPS is turned off, which could make the vehicle harder to steer. The indicator comes on when you run the engine while the vehicle is not moving. To turn the indicator off, restart the engine. Keyless Access 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 at any other time, it indicates that there is a problem with the system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK KEYLESS ACCESS SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 79 ). For more information, see page 179 . 68 2010 RL 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 71 ) to see the message (see page 78 ). 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. 09/04/02 18:46:58 31SJA650 0074  Instrument Panel Indicators Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) Indicator Security System Indicator If equipped It comes on as a reminder that you have turned off the adaptive front lighting system (AFS). This indicator blinks when there is a problem with the AFS system; you will also see a ‘‘CHECK ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). If this happens, stop the vehicle in a safe place, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position, and restart the engine. If the indicator does not go off or blinks again, take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. For more information, see page 144 . SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR This indicator comes on when the security system is set. For more information, see page 315 . Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) Indicator If equipped This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It also comes on as a The CMBS indicator also comes on if dirt or other debris blocks the radar sensor in the front grille. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK CMBS RADAR SENSOR’’ message on the multi-information display. When you clean the radar sensor, the indicator should go off the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If the indicator comes on at any other time, there is a problem with the CMBS. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK CMBS SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. If this happens, take your vehicle to a dealer, and have it checked. For more information, see page 418 . When this indicator is on, the CMBS is not working. 69 2010 RL Instruments and Controls This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. reminder that you have turned off the collision mitigation brake system (CMBS). 09/04/02 18:47:07 31SJA650 0075  Gauges TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE 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. Avoid driving with an extremely low f uel level. Running out of f uel could cause the engine to misf ire, damaging the catalytic converter. U.S. model is shown. Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine’s coolant. During normal operation, the pointer should rise from the bottom white 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 pointer may rise to the FUEL GAUGE upper end of the white section of the gauge. If it reaches the red (hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road. For more information, see page 497 . 70 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:47:13 31SJA650 0076  Multi-Information Display 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. INFO (▲/▼) BUTTONS U.S. Instruments and Controls 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. CANADA SEL RESET BUTTON You can change the display and customize your vehicle control settings by pressing the SEL/RESET or INFO buttons on the right side of the steering wheel. With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the lower part of the multi-information display changes as shown in the illustration, each time you press the SEL/RESET button. 71 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:47:20 31SJA650 0077  Multi-Information Display Odometer When you reset Trip A, average fuel economy A is reset at the same time. When you reset Trip B, average fuel economy B is reset. Trip Meter In the customizing mode, you can set Trip A, average fuel economy A, and average speed to reset at the same time when you refuel your vehicle (see page 99 ). 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. To reset a trip meter, display it, then press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets to ‘‘0.0’’. 72 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:47:28 31SJA650 0078  Multi-Information Display Outside Temperature OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE CANADA This shows the outside Fahrenheit temperature in U.S. models, and Celsius temperature in Canadian models. Engine Oil Life You can adjust the outside temperature display (see page 97 ) . This shows the remaining life of the engine oil. It shows 100% after the engine oil is replaced and the display is reset. The engine oil life is calculated based on engine operating conditions and accumulated engine revolutions. For more information, see page 439 . In certain weather conditions, temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is forming on the road surface. ENGINE OIL LIFE 73 2010 RL Instruments and Controls U.S. 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. 09/04/02 18:47:35 31SJA650 0079  Multi-Information Display Normal Display Messages With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the upper part of the display changes, as shown in the illustration, each time you press the ▼ button. If you press the ▲ button, the display returns to the previous message. U.S. Press the ▼ button Press the ▲ button 74 2010 RL CANADA If ON 09/04/02 18:47:51 31SJA650 0080  Multi-Information Display Trip Computer Along with the trip meter, the trip computer calculates these values: INST. MPG (U.S. models)/INST. L/100km (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), 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 conditions on the multiinformation display (see page 101 ). AVERAGE 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. You can customize the average speed reset condition on the multiinformation display (see page 99 ). AVERAGE 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. The average fuel economy will be reset when you reset the trip meter, or if the vehicle’s battery goes dead or is disconnected. You can customize the average fuel A reset condition on the multiinformation display (see page 99 ). When you reset Trip A, average speed is also reset. 75 2010 RL Instruments and Controls Instantaneous fuel mileage Range Elapsed Time Average Vehicle Speed Average Fuel Economy so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc. 09/04/02 18:47:59 31SJA650 0081  Multi-Information Display SH-AWD Torque Distribution Monitor Tire Pressure Monitor Bluetooth HandsFreeLink U.S. Canada This monitor shows how much torque is being delivered to each wheel. For more information, see page 407 . When the tire pressure monitor is shown on the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown. You can see the pressure of each tire in this monitor. If one or more tires are low, inflate them to the correct pressure. For more information, see page 423 . 76 2010 RL You can receive or make phone calls from your cell phone through your vehicle’s Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL) system without touching your cell phone. 09/04/02 18:48:07 31SJA650 0082  Multi-Information Display Maintenance Messages Have your dealer do the indicated maintenance as soon as you see this message, and have them reset the display after completing the service. If you do not perform the indicated maintenance or do not reset the display, the message changes to ‘‘SERVICE PAST DUE’’ when the engine oil life becomes 0%. When the engine oil life reaches 15%, the display shows ‘‘SERVICE DUE SOON’’ and the code for the maintenance items to be performed. When the engine oil life reaches 5%, the display shows ‘‘SERVICE DUE NOW’’ along with the same maintenance items. These messages appear on the multiinformation display each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. For details on engine oil life and maintenance messages, refer to page 439 . Also refer to page 438 for important maintenance safety precautions. 77 2010 RL Instruments and Controls 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 354 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. 09/04/02 18:48:21 31SJA650 0083  Multi-Information Display Message Display When a problem is detected with your vehicle, a message will be shown on the multi-information display. If this happens, refer to the applicable pages of this owner’s manual, and follow the instructions. See page 63, 502 When there are several messages to be shown, the system switches the messages every 5 seconds. The message is shown until you push the INFO (▲ or ▼) button. To see the message again, press the INFO (▲ or ▼) button, 5 seconds after the display disappears. See page 65, 429 See page 62, 500 See page 69, 144 See page 62, 501 See page 68 See page 398 78 2010 RL See page 64, 411 See page 502 See page 62, 500 Here is a list of messages shown on the multi-information display: See page 499 See page 66, 407 09/04/02 18:48:37 31SJA650 0084  Multi-Information Display See page 319 See page 381 See page 34, 63 See page 417 See page 427 See page 69, 414 See page 425 See page 13 See page 67, 425 See page 62 See page 179 See page 62 See page 177 See page 66 See page 178 See page 142 U.S. Canada See page 35, 63 See page 458 CONTINUED 79 2010 RL Instruments and Controls See page 399 09/04/02 18:48:43 31SJA650 0085  Multi-Information Display See page 441 See page 152 See page 152 80 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:48:54 31SJA650 0086  Multi-Information Display To have the driver’s ID detected, make sure your remote is linked to the system (see Memory Position Link on page 104 ). Then use your remote to unlock the doors (see Keyless Access Setup on page 108 ). 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. To enter the customizing mode, press and hold the INFO (▲/▼) button for more than 3 seconds while the multi-information display is in its normal mode. Instruments and Controls 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 for ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ or ‘‘DRIVER 2’’. If ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ or ‘‘DRIVER 2’’ is not displayed, customizing is not possible. If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position, or move the shift lever out of Park, the display will change to the normal screen. You cannot customize the settings under these conditions: When the keyless memory settings are off (see page 173 ). If you disconnect the battery, and then do not unlock the door. When the multi-information display does not show the driver’s ID. The first customizing menu is: CHG SETTING (see page 87 ) DEFAULT ALL (see page 85 ) Refer to the following table for a brief summary of each customizable setting and its default. For more information, refer to the page number references in the table. CONTINUED 81 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:49:01 31SJA650 0087  Multi-Information Display CUSTOMIZE ENTRY CHG SETTING (see page 87) CUSTOMIZE GROUP ACC SETUP (see page 89) METER SETUP (see page 94) CUSTOMIZE MENU PRE-RUNNING CAR DETECT BEEP ACC DISPLAY SPEED UNIT LANGUAGE SELECTION Description Causes the system to beep when a vehicle ahead of you gets too close. Changes the ACC display speed unit. Changes the language used in the display. ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY Changes the outside temperature reading above or below its current reading. Causes trip meter A, the average fuel economy, and the average speed to reset when you refuel. Resets the elapsed time of your current trip. TRIP A RESET with REFUEL ELAPSED TIME RESET POSITION SETUP (see page 103) MEMORY POSITION LINK AUTO TILT & TELESCOPIC *1 : Default setting *2 : Default setting for U.S. models *3 : Default setting for Canadian model 82 2010 RL Changes the driver’s seat, the steering wheel, and the outside mirror positions to your stored setting. Moves the steering wheel fully in and out when the key is removed. CUSTOMIZE SET UP ON*1 OFF mph*2 previous km/h*3 setting ENGLISH*1 FRENCH SPANISH −5°F∼±0°F*2∼5°F −3°C∼±0°C*3∼3°C Page 90 92 95 97 ON OFF*1 99 IGN OFF*1 TRIP A TRIP B ON*1 OFF 101 ON*1 OFF 106 104 09/04/02 18:49:07 31SJA650 0088  Multi-Information Display CUSTOMIZE ENTRY CHG SETTING (see page 87) CUSTOMIZE GROUP KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP (see page 108) CUSTOMIZE MENU DOOR UNLOCK MODE KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP LIGHTING SETUP (see page 115) INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY DOOR/WINDOW SETUP (see page 122) *: AUTO DOOR LOCK CUSTOMIZE SET UP DRIVER DOOR ONLY * ALL DOORS ON* OFF Page 109 111 ON* OFF 113 60 SEC 30 SEC* 15 SEC 60 SEC 30 SEC 0 SEC 15 SEC* MAX MIN HIGH MID* LOW SHIFT FROM P WITH VEH SPD* OFF 116 Instruments and Controls KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH Description Changes which doors unlock when you use the remote or grab the driver’s door handle. Causes some exterior lights to blink twice when you unlock the doors by grabbing the driver’s door handle. Cause the beeper to sound twice when you unlock the doors by grabbing the driver’s door handle. Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights stay on after you close the doors. Changes how long (in seconds) the exterior lights stay on after you close the driver’s door. Changes the light level that causes the headlights to come on. The headlight switch needs to be in the AUTO position. Changes when the doors automatically lock. 118 120 123 Default setting CONTINUED 83 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:49:14 31SJA650 0089  Multi-Information Display CUSTOMIZE ENTRY CHG SETTING (see page 87) CUSTOMIZE GROUP DOOR/WINDOW SETUP (see page 122) CUSTOMIZE MENU AUTO DOOR UNLOCK Description Changes when the doors automatically unlock. DOOR LOCK MODE Changes which doors unlock with the first push of the remote’s unlock button. The exterior lights flash each time you press the LOCK or UNLOCK button. Changes how long it takes (in seconds) for the doors to relock and the security system to set after you unlock the driver’s door without opening it. Changes the wiper operation among two settings when the wiper switch is in the INT position. Changes all settings to the default. KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER WIPER SETUP (see page 133) WIPER ACTION DEFAULT ALL (see page 85) *: Default setting 84 2010 RL CUSTOMIZE SET UP SHIFT TO P* IGN OFF OFF DRIVER DOOR * ALL DOORS Page 125 127 ON* OFF 129 90 SEC 60 SEC 30 SEC* 131 INTERMITTENT WITH VEH SPD* 134 SET CANCEL 85 09/04/02 18:49:21 31SJA650 0090  Multi-Information Display If you want the settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory, select DEFAULT ALL, as described on this page. DEFAULT ALL Use the INFO (▲/▼) button on the steering wheel to select the settings and the SEL/RESET button to enter your selections. If you want to set the default settings, press the INFO (▲/▼) button to select DEFAULT ALL, then press the SEL/RESET button. If you want to cancel DEFAULT ALL, select CANCEL, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. CONTINUED 85 2010 RL Instruments and Controls If you want to change any vehicle control settings, select CHG SETTING, then press the SEL/ RESET button. 09/04/02 18:49:26 31SJA650 0091  Multi-Information Display To set the default settings again, select DEFAULT ALL, and press the SEL/RESET button. Then select SET, and press the SEL/RESET button. When DEFAULT ALL is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen returns to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 86 2010 RL If DEFAULT ALL is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to the normal message mode. Repeat the procedure to select DEFAULT ALL. 09/04/02 18:49:34 31SJA650 0092  Multi-Information Display CHG SETTING You can customize some of the vehicle control settings to your preference. Here are the settings you can customize: While CHG SETTING in the CUSTOMIZE ENTRY is shown on the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to ACC 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. CONTINUED 87 2010 RL Instruments and Controls ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL SETUP METER SETUP POSITION SETUP KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP LIGHTING SETUP DOOR/WINDOW SETUP WIPER SETUP 09/04/02 18:49:39 31SJA650 0093  Multi-Information Display ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL SETUP see page 89 METER SETUP see page 94 POSITION SETUP see page 103 KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP see page 108 LIGHTING SETUP see page 115 DOOR/WINDOW SETUP see page 122 Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. WIPER SETUP see page 133 88 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:49:48 31SJA650 0094  Multi-Information Display Adaptive Cruise Control Setup If equipped Here are the two custom settings for adaptive cruise control (ACC): Instruments and Controls PRE-RUNNING CAR DETECT BEEP ACC DISPLAY SPEED UNIT see page 90 While the multi-information display is in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP screen, select ACC SETUP by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the display 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. Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. see page 92 CONTINUED 89 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:49:53 31SJA650 0095  Multi-Information Display Pre-Running Car Detect Beep When PRE-RUNNING CAR DETECT BEEP is set to ON, one beep sounds when the ACC detects a vehicle in front of you. You also hear a beep when that vehicle goes out of the range of your vehicle’s radar sensor. While the multi-information display is in the ACC SETUP of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to the above display. 90 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:49:59 31SJA650 0096  Multi-Information Display If you choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the prerunning car detect beep setup. To exit PRE-RUNNING CAR DETECT BEEP 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 91 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, the display changes to the screen shown above for several seconds, and then goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 09/04/02 18:50:04 31SJA650 0097  Multi-Information Display Adaptive Cruise Control Display Speed Unit To change the unit of measurement from mph to km/h, do this: While the multi-information display is in the ACC SETUP of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. 92 2010 RL Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. The highlighted unit, mph or km/h, is the current setting. To change the setting, press the INFO (▲/▼) button until the unit you want is highlighted, then press the SEL/ RESET button. 09/04/02 18:50:10 31SJA650 0098  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 SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the ACC display speed unit setup. To exit ACC DISPLAY SPEED UNIT 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. 93 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 09/04/02 18:50:18 31SJA650 0099  Multi-Information Display Meter Setup Here are the four custom settings for the meter setup: LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A RESET with REFUEL ELAPSED TIME RESET see page 95 While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. see page 97 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 99 Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. 94 2010 RL see page 101 09/04/02 18:50:24 31SJA650 0100  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 95 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:50:31 31SJA650 0101  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 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 screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the language selection setup. 96 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:50:37 31SJA650 0102  Multi-Information Display Adjust Outside Temp. Display While the multi-information display is in the METER SETUP of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, 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 97 2010 RL 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: 09/04/02 18:50:42 31SJA650 0103  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the adjust outside air temperature display setup. 98 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:50:48 31SJA650 0104  Multi-Information Display Trip A Reset with Refuel To cause trip A, average fuel economy A, and average speed 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 99 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:50:54 31SJA650 0105  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the trip A reset with refuel setup. 100 2010 RL To exit TRIP A 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. 09/04/02 18:51:02 31SJA650 0106  Multi-Information Display Elapsed Time Reset 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 101 2010 RL Instruments and Controls IGN OFF − The elapsed time is reset when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 09/04/02 18:51:08 31SJA650 0107  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the elapsed time reset setup. 102 2010 RL To exit ELAPSED TIME RESET 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. 09/04/02 18:51:16 31SJA650 0108  Multi-Information Display Position Setup There are two position setups you can make: While the multi-information display is in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP screen, select POSITION SETUP by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, and then press the SEL/RESET button. Instruments and Controls MEMORY POSITION LINK AUTO TILT & TELESCOPIC see page 104 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. Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. see page 106 CONTINUED 103 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:51:22 31SJA650 0109  Multi-Information Display Memory Position Link When Memory Position Link is set to ON, the driver’s seat, the steering wheel, and the outside mirror positions move to the positions stored in memory. To cause the memory to activate, open the driver’s door with the remote, or grab the door handle while carrying the remote. To set the seat memory position, see page 163 . For information on using the remote, see page 173 . While the multi-information display is in the POSITION SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to the above display. 104 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:51:28 31SJA650 0110  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 SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the memory position link setup. To exit MEMORY POSITION LINK 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 105 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 09/04/02 18:51:34 31SJA650 0111  Multi-Information Display Auto Tilt & Telescopic When AUTO TILT & TELESCOPIC is set to ON, the steering wheel automatically moves fully in and up when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position and release it, or when you remove the built-in key from the ignition switch. While the multi-information display is in the POSITION SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. 106 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:51:41 31SJA650 0112  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 SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the auto tilt and telescopic setup. To exit AUTO TILT & TELESCOPIC 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. 107 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 09/04/02 18:51:49 31SJA650 0113  Multi-Information Display Keyless Access Setup There are three settings in the keyless access setup: DOOR UNLOCK MODE KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP see page 109 While the multi-information display is in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP screen, select KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP by pressing the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button. see page 111 Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the custom setting then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. see page 113 Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. 108 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:51:55 31SJA650 0114  Multi-Information Display Door Unlock Mode While the multi-information display is in the KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select DRIVER DOOR ONLY or ALL DOORS by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 109 2010 RL Instruments and Controls To select whether the driver’s door or all doors unlock when you open the driver’s door with the remote or by grabbing the door handle (while carrying the remote), follow these instructions: 09/04/02 18:52:01 31SJA650 0115  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the door unlock mode setup. 110 2010 RL To exit DOOR UNLOCK MODE 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. 09/04/02 18:52:07 31SJA650 0116  Multi-Information Display Keyless Access Light Flash The same exterior lights blink once when you lock the doors by touching the door lock sensor while carrying the remote. While the multi-information display is in the KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, 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 111 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH is set to ON, some exterior lights blink twice when you unlock the doors by grabbing the driver’s door handle while carrying the remote. 09/04/02 18:52:13 31SJA650 0117  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the keyless access light flash setup. 112 2010 RL To exit KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH 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. 09/04/02 18:52:20 31SJA650 0118  Multi-Information Display Keyless Access Beep When you lock the doors by touching the door lock sensor while carrying the remote, the beeper sounds once. While the multi-information display is in the KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, 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 113 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP is set to ON, the beeper sounds twice when you unlock the doors by grabbing the drivers door handle while carrying the remote. 09/04/02 18:52:26 31SJA650 0119  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the keyless access beep setup. 114 2010 RL To exit KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP 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. 09/04/02 18:52:34 31SJA650 0120  Multi-Information Display Lighting Setup There are three settings in the lighting setup: Instruments and Controls INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY see page 116 While CUSTOMIZE GROUP is shown on the multi-information display, select LIGHTING SETUP by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. see page 118 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. Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. see page 120 CONTINUED 115 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:52:40 31SJA650 0121  Multi-Information Display Interior Light Dimming Time The interior lights fade out when you close all doors and the trunk. To change how long the lights stay on before they fade out, follow these instructions: 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. 116 2010 RL 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 (60, 30, or 15 seconds) by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. 09/04/02 18:52:45 31SJA650 0122  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 SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the interior light dimming time setup. 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 117 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 09/04/02 18:52:51 31SJA650 0123  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 the multi-information display is in the LIGHTING SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. 118 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:52:57 31SJA650 0124  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 SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the headlight auto off timer setup. 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 119 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 09/04/02 18:53:05 31SJA650 0125  Multi-Information Display Auto Light Sensitivity The headlights automatically come on when the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ambient light reaches a changeable level. You can select the auto light sensitivity from the following five levels: MAX − The headlights come on when it is bright. HIGH − The headlights come on when it is somewhat bright. MID − The headlights come on when it is as bright as sunset or sunrise. LOW − The headlights come on when it is somewhat dark. MIN − The headlights come on when it is dark. 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. 120 2010 RL Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select from five levels of sensitivity by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. 09/04/02 18:53:11 31SJA650 0126  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 SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the headlight auto light sensitivity setup. To exit AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY 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. 121 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 09/04/02 18:53:20 31SJA650 0127  Multi-Information Display Door/Window Setup There are five settings to choose from in the door/window setup: AUTO DOOR LOCK AUTO DOOR UNLOCK DOOR LOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER see page 123 see page 125 While CUSTOMIZE GROUP is shown on the multi-information display, select DOOR/WINDOW SETUP by pressing the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, and 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 127 see page 129 Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. 122 2010 RL see page 131 09/04/02 18:53:29 31SJA650 0128  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 10 mph (about 15 km/h). OFF − The auto door lock mode is deactivated all the time. While DOOR/WINDOW SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information 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 123 2010 RL Instruments and Controls SHIFT FROM P − The doors lock whenever you move the shift lever out of Park. 09/04/02 18:53:35 31SJA650 0129  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the auto door lock setup. 124 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:53:42 31SJA650 0130  Multi-Information Display Auto Door Unlock There are three settings you can choose from: IGN OFF − The driver’s door or all the doors, depending on the door lock mode setting (see page 127 ), 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/WINDOW 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 125 2010 RL Instruments and Controls SHIFT TO P − The driver’s door or all the doors, depending on the door lock mode setting (see page 127 ), unlock when you move the shift lever to Park. 09/04/02 18:53:48 31SJA650 0131  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the auto door unlock setup. 126 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:53:54 31SJA650 0132  Multi-Information Display Door Lock Mode To select whether the driver’s door unlocks or all the doors unlock when you unlock the doors with the remote, follow these instructions. 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 127 2010 RL Instruments and Controls While the multi-information display is in the DOOR/WINDOW SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see above display. 09/04/02 18:53:59 31SJA650 0133  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the door lock mode setup. 128 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:54:07 31SJA650 0134  Multi-Information Display Keyless Lock Acknowledgement When you press the UNLOCK button on the remote to unlock the doors, the exterior lights blink twice to verify that the doors are unlocked and the security system is turned off. To turn this feature on or off, follow these instructions. While the multi-information display is in the DOOR/WINDOW SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, 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 129 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When you press the LOCK button on the remote to lock the doors and the trunk, and then press the button again within 5 seconds, a beeper sounds once and the exterior lights blink once to verify that the doors are locked and the security system is set. 09/04/02 18:54:13 31SJA650 0135  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the keyless lock acknowledgment setup. 130 2010 RL To exit KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT 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. 09/04/02 18:54:19 31SJA650 0136  Multi-Information Display Security Relock Timer While the multi-information display is in the DOOR/WINDOW SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, 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 (90, 60, or 30 seconds) by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 131 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When you unlock the doors by pressing the UNLOCK button on the remote, but do not open any door, the doors relock and the security system sets within 30 seconds. To change the relock time, follow these instructions. 09/04/02 18:54:25 31SJA650 0137  Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the security relock timer setup. 132 2010 RL 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. 09/04/02 18:54:32 31SJA650 0138  Multi-Information Display Wiper Setup The changeable setting under WIPER SETUP is called WIPER ACTION. To get into WIPER ACTION, do this: Instruments and Controls While the multi-information display is in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP screen, select WIPER SETUP by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. see page 134 Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see WIPER ACTION, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. CONTINUED 133 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:54:39 31SJA650 0139  Multi-Information Display Wiper Action You can select from these two settings when the wiper switch is in the INT (intermittent) position: INTERMITTENT − The intermittent operation varies according to the selection you make on the wiper lever’s intermittent control ring. WITH VEH SPD − The intermittent operation varies according to vehicle speed. While the multi-information display is in the WIPER SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to the above display. 134 2010 RL Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select INTERMITTENT or WITH VEH SPD by pressing the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button to enter your selection. 09/04/02 18:54:45 31SJA650 0140  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 SETUP. If this happens, you need to repeat the wiper action setup. To exit WIPER ACTION 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. 135 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 09/04/02 18:54:54 31SJA650 0141  Controls Near the Steering Wheel PADDLE SHIFTERS (P.403) INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.146) WINDSHIELD WIPER/ WASHER (P.137) HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNAL/FOG LIGHTS (P.140, 142) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.35) COLLISION MITIGATION BRAKE SYSTEM (CMBS) OFF SWITCH*4 (P.416) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON(P.147)/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON (P.162) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.316)/ ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) BUTTONS*4 (P.319, 324) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.430) ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM (AFS) OFF SWITCH*4 (P.145) HEADLIGHT WASHER SWITCH*2 (P.138) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.161) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS (P.148) *1 *2 *3 *4 : : : : HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.146) MULTI INFORMATION DISPLAY BUTTONS (P.71) HORN*1 BLUETOOTH DISTANCE BUTTON*4 HANDSFREELINK (P.328, 333) BUTTONS (P.354) STEERING WHEEL VOICE CONTROL AUDIO CONTROLS (P.278) BUTTONS*3 (P.304) To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. Canadian models only On models with navigation system, refer to the navigation system manual. If equipped. 136 2010 RL FRONT SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.181)/ FRONT SEAT HEATER AND SEAT VENTILATION BUTTONS*4 (P.182) 09/04/02 18:55:03 31SJA650 0142  Windshield Wipers and Washers Push the right lever up or down to select a position. LO − The wipers run at low speed. HI − The wipers run at high speed. MIST − The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. Instruments and Controls OFF − The wipers are not activated. ADJUSTMENT RING 1. MIST 2. OFF 3. INT − Intermittent 4. LO − Low speed 5. HI − High speed 6. Windshield washers INT − The length of the wipe interval is varied automatically according to vehicle speed. To change the ‘‘WIPER ACTION’’ setting, see page 134 . 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). CONTINUED 137 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:55:11 31SJA650 0143  Windshield Wipers and Washers Windshield Washer − Pull back and hold the wiper control lever. The washers spray until you release the lever. The wipers run at low speed, then complete one more sweep after you release the lever. When you activate the windshield washer with the headlights turned on, the headlight washer will be activated under certain conditions. For more information, see Headlight Washers section in the next column. Headlight Washers Canadian models only HEADLIGHT WASHER SWITCH The headlight washers can be operated at any time by pressing the headlight washer button located next to the steering wheel column. The headlights must be turned on to use this button. In addition, the headlight washer operates without pressing the button at the first time you turn on the windshield washers after you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 138 2010 RL The headlight washers use the same fluid reservoir as the windshield washers. 09/04/02 18:55:18 31SJA650 0144  Windshield Wipers and Washers Wiper Arm Positions WIPER ARMS Winter position WIPER ARMS HOLDING LOCATIONS Adjust the wiper arms to the winter position by holding both arms as shown in the illustration at the same time. Pull on the arm, parallel to the windshield, until it locks in the higher position. Summer position HOLDING LOCATIONS To return to the summer position, push the same area of both arms the other direction. A heavy build-up of snow or ice on the wiper arms will cause them to automatically park in the winter position. 139 2010 RL Instruments and Controls The windshield wiper arms have two parked positions: winter and summer. In the winter position, the arms sit slightly above the edge of the hood. This reduces the possibility of damage to the wiper arms or windshield wiper motor by a build-up of snow and ice. 09/04/02 18:55:24 31SJA650 0145  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. 1. Turn signal 2. Off 3. Parking and indicator lights 4. AUTO 5. Headlights on 6. High beams 7. Flash high beams 8. Fog lights off 9. Fog lights on Headlights − The rotating switch on the left lever controls the lights. Turning this 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 ‘‘ ’’ position turns on the headlights. If you leave the lights on with the ignition switch released after turned to the LOCK (0) position or when the built-in key is removed from the ignition switch, you will hear a reminder chime when you open the driver’s door. 140 2010 RL 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. High Beams − To switch from low beams to high beams, push the left lever forward until you hear a click. The blue high beam indicator will come on (see page 65 ). Pull it back to return to low beams. To flash the high beams, pull the lever back lightly, then release it. The high beams stay on as long as you hold the lever back. 09/04/02 18:55:31 31SJA650 0146  Turn Signals and Headlights AUTO − The automatic lighting feature turns on the headlights, all other exterior lights, and the instrument panel lights when it senses low ambient light. The lights will remain on when you turn off the ignition switch. They will turn off automatically when you open and close 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. LIGHT SENSOR To change the ‘‘AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY’’ setting, see page 120 . Do not leave the light switch in AUTO if you will not be driving the vehicle for an extended period (a week or more). You should also turn off the lights if you plan to leave the engine idling or off for a long time. 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. 141 2010 RL Instruments and Controls 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. 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. 09/04/02 18:55:39 31SJA650 0147  Turn Signals and Headlights Fog Lights Daytime Running Lights With the headlight switch off, the high beam headlights 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. The headlights revert to normal operation when you turn them on with the switch. 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. With the light switch in the AUTO position, you can also use the fog lights when the headlights turn on automatically. They will go off when the headlights turn off. If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display, there is a problem with the daytime running light system. Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. 142 2010 RL When the multi-information display shows a ‘‘DRL OFF’’ message, the daytime running lights are off. Follow the procedure in the left column to turn them on. 09/04/03 16:13:40 31SJA650 0148  Turn Signals and Headlights To change the ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER’’ setting, see page 118 . The automatic lighting off feature activates if you leave the headlight switch in the ‘‘ ’’ or ‘‘ ’’ position or if the lights are turned on by setting the switch in the ‘‘AUTO’’ position, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, then open and close the driver’s door. If you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position with the headlight switch on, but do not open the door, the lights turn off after 10 minutes (3 minutes, if the switch is in the ‘‘AUTO’’ position). Instruments and Controls Automatic Lighting Off Feature This feature turns off the headlights, all other exterior lights, and the instrument panel lights within 15 seconds after you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position and close the driver’s door. The lights turn on again when you unlock or open the driver’s door. If you unlock the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights go off. With the driver’s door open, you will hear a lights-on reminder chime. 143 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:55:53 31SJA650 0149  Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) AFS Indicator If equipped The adaptive front lighting system (AFS) helps to improve visibility during nighttime driving. The AFS controls the aiming direction and lighting distribution of the low beams according to the amount of turn applied to the steering wheel during cornering or turning. Press the AFS OFF switch to turn the AFS on and off when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position and the headlights are turned on. If the AFS indicator comes on and starts blinking while driving, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, and turn off the engine. If the AFS indicator keeps blinking, or starts blinking again while driving after turning the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the AFS is not working properly (see page 69 ). Have the AFS inspected by your dealer. Without AFS, your vehicle still has normal lighting ability to continue driving. When the AFS indicator comes on, you will also see a ‘‘CHECK ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 78 ). 144 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:56:01 31SJA650 0150  Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) AFS Off Switch Here are some operating characteristics of the AFS: AFS OFF SWITCH This switch is at the right side of the left vent. Press it to turn the AFS on and off. When AFS is off, the AFS indicator comes on as a reminder when you turn on the headlights. At a stop, the right headlight turns right when you turn the steering wheel to the right. But the left headlight does not turn left when you turn the steering wheel to the left. This prevents the left headlight from pointing at oncoming traffic. If the headlights do not seem to be properly aimed, have the automatic headlight adjusting system inspected by your dealer. AFS is turned off when the shift lever is in the R position. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the AFS is turned on if it was on previously. 145 2010 RL Instruments and Controls The system requires an initialization period. It does not begin to operate until you have driven the vehicle a short distance. Automatic Headlight Adjusting System The AFS works with the automatic headlight adjusting system to sense changes in vehicle height due to driving and loading conditions of passengers and luggage, and adjusts the vertical aim of the low beam headlights automatically to compensate for load. 09/04/02 18:56:08 31SJA650 0151  Hazard Warning Button, Instrument Panel Brightness Hazard Warning Button U.S. CANADA Push the button between the center vents to turn on the hazard warning lights (four-way flashers). This causes all four 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. Instrument Panel Brightness ADJUSTMENT BUTTON Adjust the brightness of the instrument panel by pressing the + or − button. Press the + button to increase the brightness and the − button to decrease it. The brightness can be set differently for when the headlights are on, and when they are off. 146 2010 RL The level of brightness is shown on the multi-information display while you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds after you finish adjusting. 09/04/02 18:56:14 31SJA650 0152  Instrument Panel Brightness, Rear Window Defogger Rear Window Defogger REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON have to turn it on again when you restart the vehicle. Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive. The defogger and antenna 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. Pushing this button also turns the mirror heaters 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 after 5 to 40 minutes (depending on the ambient temperature). It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition switch. You 147 2010 RL Instruments and Controls To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to or . To cancel the glare reduction function, set the brightness to the highest level, then press the + button. You will hear a beep when it is canceled. 09/04/02 18:56:20 31SJA650 0153  Steering Wheel Adjustments Make any steering wheel adjustment 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. Move the steering wheel in, out, up, or down by pushing and holding the adjustment switch in that direction. 148 2010 RL Release the switch when the steering wheel reaches the desired position. Make sure the steering wheel points towards your chest, not toward your face, and that you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators. 09/04/02 18:56:26 31SJA650 0154  Steering Wheel Adjustments When you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position and release it, or remove the built-in key from the ignition switch, the steering wheel automatically moves fully in and up. Steering wheel movement is also controlled by the driving position memory system (see page 163 ). To change the ‘‘AUTO TILT & TELESCOPIC’’ setting, see page 106 . Instruments and Controls The steering wheel returns to its original position when you push the ignition switch or insert the built-in key back in the ignition switch. If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, or the fuse for the power tilt and telescopic steering wheel is removed, the power tilt and telescopic steering wheel system needs to be reset when you reconnect the battery or install the fuse. Push the ignition switch for more than 1 second and release it, or insert the built-in key into the ignition switch, and remove it. The steering wheel automatically moves fully in and up to let you know the system is reset. 149 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:56:33 31SJA650 0155  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. 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. Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity. BUILT-IN KEYS Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them. KEY NUMBER TAG Keep the keys away from liquids. If they get wet, dry them immediately with a soft cloth. The built-in key (see page 180 ) fits all the locks on your vehicle. The keys do not contain batteries. Do not try to take them apart. 150 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:56:41 31SJA650 0156  Immobilizer System The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from theft. If an improperly-coded key (or other device) is used, the engine will not start. If the system repeatedly does not recognize the coding of your remote or built-in key, contact your dealer. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. Electrical problems could result that may make your vehicle inoperable. If you have lost your remote or built-in key and cannot start the engine, 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. 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 operation of the device. Always take the keyless access remote and built-in key with you whenever you leave the vehicle alone. 151 2010 RL Instruments and Controls When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the immobilizer system indicator should come on for a few seconds, then go out. If the indicator starts to blink, it means the system does not recognize the coding of the Honda smart key or built-in key. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, release the ignition switch and push it, or remove the built-in key, and reinsert it. Then turn the switch to the ON (II) position again. The system may not recognize your key’s coding if another immobilizer key or other metal object (i.e. key fob) is near the ignition switch when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 09/04/02 18:56:50 31SJA650 0157  Ignition Switch BUILT-IN KEY slightly. If the front wheels are turned, the anti-theft lock may make it difficult to turn the ignition switch. Firmly turn the steering wheel to the left or right as you turn the ignition switch. IGNITION SWITCH COVER The ignition switch has four positions: LOCK (0), ACCESSORY (I), ON (II), and START (III). To use the built-in key, you have to remove the cover (see page 180 ). LOCK (0) − You can insert or remove the built-in key only in this position. To turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, the shift lever must be in Park, and you must push the knob or built-in key in ACCESSORY (I) − You can operate the audio system and the accessory power sockets in this position. When you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) position, an ‘‘ACCESSORY (I) POSITION’’ message is shown on the multiinformation display. ON (II) − This is the normal ignition switch 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. 152 2010 RL START (III) − Use this position only to start the engine. The switch returns to the ON (II) position when you let go of the ignition switch. If you open the driver’s door and leave the key in the ignition switch, you will hear a reminder beeper, and a message appears on the multiinformation display according to the ignition switch position. When the ignition switch is in the ACC (I) position, a ‘‘RETURN IGNITION SWITCH TO LOCK (0) POSITION’’ message is shown on the multiinformation display. When the ignition switch is in the LOCK (0) position, a ‘‘REMOVE KEY’’ message is shown on the multiinformation display. The shift lever must be in Park before you turn the ignition switch knob to the LOCK (0) position or remove the built-in key from the ignition switch. 09/04/02 18:57:00 31SJA650 0158  Door Locks POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH To lock any door when getting out of the vehicle, pull the lock tab and close the door. Each front door has a power door lock master switch. Either switch locks and unlocks all doors. Push the switch down to lock all doors and up to unlock them. Each door has a lock tab above the inside door handle. Pull the tab to lock the door and push it to unlock. When you pull the tab on the driver’s door, all the doors lock. To change the ‘‘DOOR UNLOCK MODE’’ setting, see page 109 . When the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph (15 km/h) or more, all the doors lock automatically. To change the ‘‘AUTO DOOR UNLOCK’’ setting, see page 125 . Lockout Prevention With the driver’s door open and the built-in 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. If you try to lock an open driver’s door by pulling the lock tab rearward with the remote inside the vehicle and closing the driver’s door, the driver’s door will unlock. To change the ‘‘AUTO DOOR LOCK’’ setting, see page 123 . 153 2010 RL Instruments and Controls All doors can be locked from the outside by using the built-in key in the driver’s door. To unlock only the driver’s door, insert the built-in key, turn it clockwise, and release it. The remaining doors unlock when you turn the built-in key a second time within a few seconds. When you shift to P after driving, the driver’s door unlocks. 09/04/02 18:57:07 31SJA650 0159  Trunk TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON If the doors are locked, press the trunk release switch on the trunk lid with the remote in keyless access operating range. TRUNK RELEASE HANDLE To close the trunk, press down on the trunk lid. If your vehicle’s battery goes dead or is disconnected, you can open the trunk from the rear seat by pulling the trunk release handle. Reach the handle through the trunk passthrough. You can open the trunk in any of four ways: Press the trunk release button on the driver’s door. Press and hold the trunk release button on the remote. Keep the trunk lid closed at all times while driving to avoid damaging the lid, and to prevent exhaust gas from getting into the interior. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 56 . If the doors are unlocked, press the trunk release switch on the trunk lid. 154 2010 RL 09/04/02 18:57:16 31SJA650 0160  Trunk, C