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2006 RL Online Reference Owner's Manual Use these links (and links throughout this manual) to navigate through this reference. For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www.helminc.com. Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................... i A Few Words About Safety .......................................................................................................................... ii Your Vehicle at a Glance ...............................................................................................................................4 Driver and Passenger Safety .......................................................................................................................7 Proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System. Instruments and Controls...........................................................................................................................59 Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls. Comfort and Convenience Features.......................................................................................................193 How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving .............................................................................................................................................295 What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving...........................................................................................................................................................309 The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer. Maintenance.................................................................................................................................................347 The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...............................................................................................................393 This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them. Technical Information...............................................................................................................................423 ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada) ..................................................................... 437 A summary of the warranties covering your new Honda, and how to contact us. Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)...............................................................................................................441 How to order manuals and other technical literature. Index ................................................................................................................................................................. I Service Information Summary A summary of information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump. Main Menu Owner’s Identification This owner’s manual should be considered a permanent part of the vehicle and should remain with the vehicle when it is sold. OWNER ADDRESS STREET CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/ POSTAL CODE V. I. N. DELIVERY DATE (Date sold to original retail purchaser) DEALER NAME DEALER NO. ADDRESS STREET CITY OWNER’S SIGNATURE DEALER’S SIGNATURE STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/ POSTAL CODE This owner’s manual covers all models of the Acura RL. You may find descriptions of equipment and features that are not on your particular model. The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatsoever. Main Menu Introduction Congratulations on your selection of the 2006 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. 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 schedules given in this manual 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. 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. 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 recording devices commonly referred to as event data recorders or sensing and diagnostic modules. i Main Menu 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. Safety Messages − preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These signal words mean: You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. 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. ii Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P.156) INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.61) CEILING CONSOLE*1 MIRROR CONTROL AUTO BUTTON (P.154) AIRBAGS (P.11, 26) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.194) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.148) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.203) INTERFACE DIAL (P.195, 203, 256) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.177) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.313) *1: OnStar BUTTONS (P.265) HomeLink BUTTONS (P.252) MOONROOF SWITCH (P.179 ) POWER REAR SUNSHADE BUTTON(P.190) REAR HEAD RESTRAINT TILT BUTTON (P.152) 4 TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON (P.149) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE BUTTON (P.297) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS (P.188) HOOD RELEASE LEVER (P.299) Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.141) WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER (P.134) HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNAL/ FOG LIGHTS (P.136) COLLISION MITIGATION BRAKE SYSTEM (CMBS) OFF SWITCH (P.328) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.339) ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM (AFS) OFF SWITCH (P.139) HORN HANDSFREELINKTM BUTTONS MIRROR CONTROLS DISTANCE BUTTON (P.246) (P.279) (P.155) VOICE CONTROL STEERING WHEEL *3 STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS (P.143) AUDIO CONTROLS (P.230) BUTTONS HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.141) Your Vehicle at a Glance PADDLE SHIFTERS (P.315) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.35) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P.142) / HEATED MIRROR BUTTON (P.155) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.234)/ ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) BUTTONS (P.237) MULTI-INFORMATION BUTTONS (P.71) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.174) / SEAT HEATER AND SEAT VENTILATION BUTTONS*2 (P.175) *2 : Canadian models only *3 : Refer to the navigation system manual. 5 Main Menu 6 Main Menu 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 ............ 14 3. Adjust the Seat-Backs ............. 15 4. Adjust the Head Restraints .... 16 5. Fasten and Position the Seat Belts ...................................... 17 6. Maintain a Proper Sitting Position ................................. 18 Advice for Pregnant Women...... 19 Additional Safety Precautions .... 20 Additional Information About Your Seat Belts ........................ 21 Seat Belt System Components ... 21 Lap/Shoulder Belt ....................... 21 Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners ................................ 22 Seat Belt E-pretensioners ........... 23 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 .................................... 42 Protecting Infants ........................ 42 Protecting Small Children .......... 44 Selecting a Child Seat ...................... 45 Installing a Child Seat ..................... 46 With LATCH ................................ 47 With a Seat 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 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. Infants and small children should be restrained in a child seat. Larger children should use a booster and a lap/shoulder belt until they can use the belt properly without a booster (see pages 52 − 55 ). 8 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. Control Your Speed Excessive speed is a major factor in crash injuries and deaths. Generally, the higher the speed, the greater the risk, but serious injuries can also occur at lower speeds. Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions, regardless of the maximum speed posted. 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. 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 383 ). Main Menu Table of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features (8) (9) (3) (4) (6) (9) (1) (7) (6) (5) (2) (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-pretentioners 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 a proper 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 Driver and Passenger Safety (10) Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 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 require you to wear seat belts. 10 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, side, and rear impacts and rollovers. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. For more information, see page 29 . Your vehicle also has side airbags to help protect the torso of the driver or a front seat passenger during a moderate to severe side impact. For more information, see page 32 . Your vehicle also 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. For more information, see page 34 . CONTINUED 11 Main Menu Table of Contents 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. Airbags can pose 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 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. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Your vehicle has door monitor indicators on the multi-information display to indicate when a specific door or the trunk is not tightly closed. You will see the appropriate indicator and the message for each condition. See pages 38 − 42 for important guidelines on how to properly protect infants, small children, and larger children who ride in your vehicle. When the trunk is not tightly closed, the ‘‘TRUNK OPEN’’ indicator will stay on. 1. Close and Lock the Doors After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure the doors are closed and locked. When one or more doors are not tightly closed, the ‘‘DOOR OPEN’’ indicator will stay on. CONTINUED 13 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 2.Adjust the Front Seats Locking the doors also helps prevent an outsider from unexpectedly opening a door when you come to a stop. When both the trunk and one or more doors are not tightly closed, the ‘‘DOOR & TRUNK OPEN’’ indicator will stay on. 14 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 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 143 ). 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. 3.Adjust the Seat-Backs Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious injury or death if the front airbags inflate. Driver and Passenger Safety 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. Once your seat is adjusted correctly, rock it back and forth to make sure the seat is locked in position. See page 151 for how to adjust the front seats. Adjust the driver’s seat-back to a comfortable, upright position, leaving ample space between your chest and the airbag cover in the center of the steering wheel. Passengers with adjustable seatbacks should also adjust their seatback to a comfortable, upright position. CONTINUED 15 Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 4.Adjust the Head Restraints Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their effectiveness and you can be seriously injured in a crash. 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. 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 151 for how to adjust the seat-backs. 16 Make sure head restraints are in place and positioned properly before driving. Adjust the driver’s head restraint so 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. Properly adjusted head restraints will help protect occupants from whiplash and other crash injuries. See page 152 for how to adjust the head restraints. Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body. Driver and Passenger Safety 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. Improperly positioning the seat belts can cause serious injury or death in a crash. Make sure all seat belts are properly positioned before driving. 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. If the seat belt touches or crosses your neck, or if it crosses your arm instead of your shoulder, you need to adjust the seat belt anchor height. If necessary, pull up on the belt again to remove any slack, then check that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder. CONTINUED 17 Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 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. No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat belt. Using a seat 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 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. 6.Maintain a Proper Sitting Position After all occupants have adjusted their seats and put on seat belts, it is very important that they continue to sit upright, well back in their seats, with their feet on the floor, until the vehicle is parked and the engine is off. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Advice for Pregnant Women 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. 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. When driving, remember to sit upright and adjust the seat as far back as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle. When riding as a front passenger, adjust the seat as far back as possible. If you are pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child when driving or riding in a vehicle is to always wear a seat belt, and keep the lap part of the belt as low as possible across the hips. Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it’s okay for you to drive. 19 Driver and Passenger Safety 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they Keep your hands and arms away from the airbag covers. If your could be very seriously injured in a crash. hands or arms are close to an airbag cover, they could be injured if the airbag inflates. 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. 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 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. 20 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts If you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals. You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 79 ). 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. 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. Lap/Shoulder Belt The lap/shoulder belt goes over your shoulder, across your chest, and across your hips. 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. 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 stays on without flashing. 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). CONTINUED 21 Driver and Passenger Safety Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ shoulder belts in all five seating positions. The front seat belts are also equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners and, on models with ACC, seat belt e-pretensioners. Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts The seat belts in all positions except the driver’s have an additional locking mechanism that must be activated to secure a child seat (see page 49 ). Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners 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 additional restraint could be helpful. If the shoulder part of the belt is pulled all the way out, the locking mechanism will activate. The belt will retract, but it will not allow the passenger to move freely. To deactivate the locking mechanism, unlatch the buckle and let the seat belt fully retract. To refasten the seat belt, pull it out only as far as needed. 22 The tensioners are designed to activate in any collision severe enough to cause front-airbag inflation. 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 place. When the tensioners are activated, the seat belts will remain tight until they are unbuckled in the normal manner. If the front seat belt tensioners ever activate, they must be replaced as the belts will no longer retract properly. Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat belt E-pretensioners For added safety, the front seat belts are equipped with the e-pretensioners that work in combination with the collision mitigation brake system (CMBS) to maximize the restraining ability of the belts. For more information on the CMBS, see page 325 . The e-pretensioners do not activate when the seat belts are not worn or when the VSA off indicator on the instrument panel is on. 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. 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 ). CONTINUED 23 Driver and Passenger Safety On model with Adaptive Cruise Control 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 seat belts. Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts 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 Main Menu Table of Contents 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 379 ). 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 lifetime warranty on seat belts for U.S. models. See your Acura Warranty Information booklet for details. 25 Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (1) (8) (2) (10) (5) (1) Driver’s Airbag (2) Front Passenger’s Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners/ Seat Belt E-pretensioners* (3) (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 Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors * : On models with Adaptive Cruise Control 26 (9) (7) (9) (6) (4) (4) Main Menu Table of Contents 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-pretensioners Control Unit (12) Front Impact Sensors (13) Side Impact Sensors (Second) (14) Rear Safing Sensor (15) Side Curtain Airbags (15) 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 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.’’ Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Front seat belt e-pretensioners (see page 23 ). Automatic front seat belt tensioners (see page 22 ). 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 automatically turn the airbag off (see page 35 ). 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 ). 28 Weight sensors that monitor the weight on the front passenger’s seat. These automatically turn off the passenger’s front airbag if they detect an infant or small child may be in the seat (see page 35 ). 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. 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 ACC, seat belt e-pretensioners (see page 23 ). 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 instantly 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 35 ). 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 Main Menu Table of Contents 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 or not the occupant is wearing a seat belt. 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 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Advanced Airbags For both advanced airbags to work properly: Occupants must sit upright and wear their seat belts properly. Do not spill any liquids on or under the seats, cover the sensors, or put any cargo or metal objects under the front seats. Back-seat passengers should not put their feet under the front seats. Failure to follow these instructions could damage the sensors or prevent them from working properly. DRIVER’S SEAT POSITION SENSOR The driver’s advanced front airbag system includes a seat position sensor under the seat. If the seat is too far forward, the airbag will inflate with less force, regardless of the severity of the impact. PASSENGER’S SEAT WEIGHT SENSOR The passenger’s advanced front airbag system has weight sensors under the seat. If the sensors detect an infant or small child may be in the seat, the system will automatically turn the passenger’s front airbag off. 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. CONTINUED 31 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 who ride in front. Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags When the airbag is turned off, an indicator in the center of the dashboard will come on indicating passenger airbag ‘‘OFF’’ (see page 35 ). If there is no passenger in the front seat, the airbag will be off. However, the passenger airbag off indicator will not come on. To ensure that the passenger’s advanced front airbag system will work properly, do not do anything that would increase or decrease the weight on the front passenger’s seat. This includes: A rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger’s seat. 32 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. Also, make sure the floor mat behind the front passenger’s seat is hooked to the floor mat anchor (see page 380 ). If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the sensors and operation of the seat. If you ever have a moderate to severe side impact, the sensors will detect rapid deceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate either the driver’s or the passenger’s side airbag. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 To reduce the risk of injury from an inflating side airbag, your vehicle has an automatic cutoff system for the passenger’s side airbag. Although Acura does not encourage children to ride in front, this system is designed to shut off the side airbag if a child leans into the side airbag’s path. 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 other 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 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work 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. SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG In a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will detect rapid deceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate the side curtain airbag on the driver’s or the passenger’s side of the vehicle. How the SRS Indicator Works The SRS indicator alerts you to a potential problem with your airbags, seat belt tensioners, or, on models with ACC, seat belt E-pretensioners. When you turn the ignition 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. If the indicator stays on after the engine starts. If the indicator comes on or flashes on and off while you drive. 34 Main Menu Table of Contents 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 U.S. How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works Canada This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been automatically shut off. It does not mean there is a problem with your side airbags. When you turn the ignition to the ON (II) position, the indicator should come on briefly and 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 78 ). 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 an infant or small child may be in the front passenger’s seat. It does not mean there is a problem with the airbag. CONTINUED 35 Driver and Passenger Safety You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If no one is riding in the front seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off. However, the indicator will not come on. If the indicator comes on with no passenger in the front, or with an adult in the seat, there may be a problem with the advanced airbag system. Have the vehicle checked by your dealer as soon as possible. The passenger airbag off indicator may also come on and off repeatedly if total weight on the seat is near the airbag cutoff threshold. If this happens, have the passenger ride properly restrained in a back seat. If the passenger must ride in front, move the seat as far to the rear as possible, have the passenger sit upright and wear the seat belt properly. 36 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. If a front airbag inflates, the seat belt tensioners must also be replaced. Do not try to remove or replace any airbag by yourself. This must be done by your dealer or a knowledgeable body shop. The SRS indicator alerts you to a problem. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, your airbags may not operate properly. 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 and the front passenger’s weight sensors to make sure they are operating properly. Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Additional Safety Precautions Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, airbags and Do not tamper with airbag components or wiring for any reason. Tampering could cause 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 or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from inflating during a side impact. Driver and Passenger Safety seat belts provide the best protection. Do not cover or replace front seatback covers without consulting your dealer. Improperly replacing 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. 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 Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle accidents are the number one cause of the death of children ages 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. 38 To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, every state and Canadian province 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 42 − 51 ). 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 ). Main Menu Table of Contents 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, which can automatically turn the passenger’s front airbag off (see page 35 ), please follow the guidelines below. 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. For more information, see page 52 . CONTINUED 39 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s front airbag hazards, and that children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. U.S. Models SUN VISOR Canadian Models SUN VISOR 40 DASHBOARD Main Menu Table of Contents 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 54 ). Move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible (see page 151 ). Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat (see page 54 ). 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 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 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. 41 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: Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines, Protecting Infants and Small Children Use childproof door locks to prevent children from opening the doors. This can prevent children from accidentally falling out (see page 150 ). Do not leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving children without adult supervision is illegal in most states and Canadian provinces, 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. Lock all doors and the trunk when your vehicle is not in use. Children Protecting Infants 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 150 ). Keep vehicle keys and 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. 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. Only a rear-facing child seat provides proper support for a baby’s head, neck, and back. 42 Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Do not put a rear-facing child seat in a forward-facing position. If placed facing forward, an infant could be very seriously injured during a frontal collision. Child Seat 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. In any situation, 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. Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death during a collision. Always place a rear-facing child seat in the back seat, not the front. It could also interfere with proper operation of the passenger’s advanced front airbag system. 43 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Small Children We also recommend that a small child use the child seat as long as possible, until the child reaches the weight or height limit for the seat. Child Seat Placement We strongly recommend placing a forward-facing child seat in a back seat, not the front. 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 Child Seat Type A child who is at least 1 year old, and who fits within the child seat maker’s weight and height limits, should be restrained in a forward-facing, upright child seat. Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a fivepoint harness system as shown. 44 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, which can automatically turn the passenger’s front airbag off (see page 35 ), a back seat is the safest place for a small child. Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child 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. In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCHcompatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt. Whatever type of seat you choose, to provide proper protection, a child seat should meet three requirements: 1. The child seat should meet U.S. or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. Look for FMVSS 213 or CMVSS 213 on the box. 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. 2. The child seat should be of the proper type and size to fit the child. Rear-facing for infants, forwardfacing for small children. We also recommend selecting a LATCH-compatible seat with a rigid, rather than a flexible, anchor (see page 47 ). CONTINUED 45 Driver and Passenger Safety 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat 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 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat 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. The location of each lower anchor is indicated by a small button above the anchor point. LOWER ANCHORS To install a LATCH-compatible child seat: REAR HEAD RESTRAINT TILT BUTTON 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 Driver and Passenger Safety Installing a Child Seat with LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at the outer rear seats. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. After properly securing the child seat with the lap/shoulder belt (see page 21 ), route the tether strap over the head restraint, making sure it is not twisted. 48 7. Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker. 8. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat In addition, the lap/shoulder belts in all seating positions except the driver’s have a locking mechanism 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. 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 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat To deactivate the locking mechanism and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. 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. 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 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether TETHER STRAP HOOK 2. Lift the anchor cover, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted. 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. ANCHOR 1. After properly securing the child seat with the lap/shoulder belt (see page 21 ), pivot the head restraint down (see page 152 ) and route the tether strap over the head restraint. Since a tether can provide additional security to the lap/shoulder belt installation, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or available. 51 Driver and Passenger Safety TETHER ANCHORAGE POINTS Using the Tether Anchor Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Larger Children When a child reaches the recommended weight or height limit for a forward-facing child seat, the child should sit in a back seat on a booster seat and wear a lap/shoulder belt. Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in front can result in injury or death if the passenger’s front airbag inflates. The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who must sit in front. If a child must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible, use a booster seat if needed, have the child sit up properly and wear the seat belt properly. Checking Seat Belt Fit 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 Main Menu Table of Contents 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 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 Driver and Passenger Safety Booster seats can be high-back or low-back. Whichever style you select, make sure the booster 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 54 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. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 Main Menu Table of Contents Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains carbon monoxide gas. You should have no problem with carbon monoxide entering the vehicle in normal driving if you maintain your vehicle properly. 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 an accident that may have damaged the underside. 56 High levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly in enclosed areas, such as a garage. Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage. With the 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Safety Labels These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury. 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. HOOD U.S. models RADIATOR CAP Canadian models CONTINUED 57 Main Menu Table of Contents Safety Labels SUN VISOR U.S. models Canadian models 58 DOORJAMBS U.S. models Canadian models Main Menu 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 ................. 150 Seats ................................................ 151 Mirrors ............................................ 154 Driving Position Memory System......................................... 156 Keyless Access System................. 159 Seat Heaters ................................... 174 Seat Heaters and Seat Ventilation .................................. 175 Power Windows ............................. 177 Moonroof ........................................ 179 Parking Brake ................................ 183 Interior Convenience Items .......... 184 Glove Box ................................... 185 Beverage Holders ...................... 186 Console Compartment .............. 187 Sun Visors ................................... 188 Accessory Power Sockets......... 188 Rear Ashtrays ............................ 189 Front Door Pockets ................... 189 Power Rear Sunshade ............... 190 Integrated Sunshades ............... 191 Interior Lights ................................ 192 59 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 .......................................... 133 Windshield Wipers and Washers ...................................... 134 Turn Signal .................................... 136 Headlights ..................................... 136 Fog Lights ................................. 138 Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) .......................................... 139 Hazard Warning Button ................ 141 Instrument Panel Brightness ....... 141 Rear Window Defogger ................ 142 Steering Wheel Adjustments ....... 143 Keys and Locks.............................. 145 Immobilizer System....................... 146 Ignition Switch ............................... 147 Door Locks ..................................... 148 Trunk............................................... 149 Emergency Trunk Opener ....... 150 Main Menu Table of Contents Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.62) GAUGES (P.70) CEILING CONSOLE* MIRROR CONTROL AUTO BUTTON (P.154) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P.156) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.194) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.148) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.203) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.177) * OnStar BUTTONS (P.265) HomeLink BUTTONS (P.252) MOONROOF SWITCH (P.179) POWER REAR SUNSHADE BUTTON (P.190) REAR HEAD RESTRAINT TILT BUTTON (P.152) 60 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.313) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS (P.188) TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON (P.149) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE BUTTON (P.297) HOOD RELEASE LEVER (P.299) Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel KEYLESS ACCESS SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.68) VSA HIGH BEAM ACTIVATION INDICATOR INDICATOR (P.66) (P.339) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P.64) FOG LIGHT INDICATOR (P.66) MESSAGE INDICATOR (P.68) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P.66) / ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) INDICATOR (P.66, 237) ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM (AFS) INDICATOR (P.69, 139) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) INDICATOR (P.64, 323) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR* (P.35, 63) ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED POWER STEERING SYSTEM (ECPS) INDICATOR (P.68) SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.69) MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY (P.71) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR* (P.63, 321) MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (P.62, 410) LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.62, 409) SH-AWD INDICATOR (P.67, 320) COLLISION MITIGATION SEAT BELT REMINDER BRAKE SYSTEM (CMBS) INDICATOR (P.21, 62) INDICATOR (P.69) LOW FUEL INDICATOR SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (P.66) (SRS) INDICATOR (P.34, 63) LOW TIRE PRESSURE INDICATOR IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM (P.67, 394) INDICATOR (P.64) * : The U.S. instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text. 61 Instruments and Controls CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.62, 409) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.65, 339) Main Menu Table of Contents 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 you continue driving without fastening your seat belt, the beeper sounds and the indicator flashes again at regular intervals, and you will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 79 ). For more information, see page 21 . 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 409 . 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 409 . Malfunction Indicator Lamp You will also see a ‘‘CHECK EMISSION SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 410 . 62 Main Menu Table of Contents 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 chime will sound, and you will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). 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 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, or, on models with ACC, seat belt E-pretensioners. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 78 ). For more information, see page 35 . 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 . 63 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 (see page 78 ). For more information, see page 411 . Main Menu Table of Contents 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 146 ). 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. 64 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 START (III). If this indicator comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ABS. If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK ABS SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). For more information, see page 323 . Main Menu Table of Contents 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 339 . 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 339 ). 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 ). 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 374 ). 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. 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 339 . 65 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Fog Light Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights. For more information, see page 138 . Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Low Fuel Indicator High Beam Indicator This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. For more information, see page 134 . This indicator also comes on with reduced brightness when the daytime running lights (DRL) are on (see page 136 ). Cruise Main Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn on the cruise control system by pressing the CRUISE button on the steering wheel (see page 234 ). 66 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. LOW FUEL INDICATOR 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 237 . 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 ). Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators SH-AWD Indicator 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 ). Continuing to drive with the SH-AWD indicator blinking may cause serious damage to the system. Low Tire Pressure 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 while driving, it indicates that one or more of your vehicle’s tires are extremely low on pressure. 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 421 . On models with Michelin PAX system Your vehicle has Michelin PAX tires. Repair or replacement of PAX tires must be done by an Acura dealer or an authorized Michelin PAX system dealer. For more information, see page 394 . You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TIRE PRESSURE’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 79 ). 67 Instruments and Controls 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 320 . Pull to the side of the road when it is safe, shift to Park, and let the engine idle until the indicator goes out. Main Menu Table of Contents 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, 68 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 172 . Message Indicator This indicator comes on when there is a system message in 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Security System Indicator The CMBS indicator also comes on if dirt or other debris blocks the radar sensor in the front grille. When you clean the radar sensor, the indicator should go off the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 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 139 . the collision mitigation brake system (CMBS). SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR This indicator comes on when the security system is set. For more information, see page 233 . Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) Indicator 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 reminder that you have turned off 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 325 . When this indicator is on, the CMBS is not working. 69 Instruments and Controls Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 70 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 406 . Main Menu Table of Contents 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 Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ODOMETER In the customizing mode, you can set Trip A and average fuel economy A to reset at the same time when you refuel your vehicle (see page 96 ). TRIP METER 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 regulations to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of miles or kilometers indicated. 72 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’’. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Outside Temperature OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE CANADA This shows the outside Fahrenheit temperature in U.S. models, and Centigrade temperature in Canadian models. Engine Oil Life In certain weather conditions, temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is forming on the road surface. You can adjust the outside temperature display (see page 94 ). 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 349 . ENGINE OIL LIFE 73 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 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display 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 ▼ button Press button 74 CANADA If ON Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Trip Computer Along with the trip meter, the trip computer calculates these values: When Trip A is reset, average fuel economy A is reset at the same time. When Trip B is reset, average fuel economy B is reset at the same time. Instruments and Controls Instant Fuel Economy Range Elapsed Time Average Vehicle Speed Average Fuel Economy Range is the estimated distance you can travel on the fuel remaining in the tank. This distance is estimated from the fuel economy you received over the last several miles, so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc. When you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, ELAPSED TIME is reset. To change the ‘‘ELAPSED TIME RESET’’ setting, see page 98 . 75 Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display SH-AWD Torque Distribution Monitor Tire Pressure Monitor U.S. Canada This monitor shows how much torque is being delivered to each wheel. For more information, see page 320 . 76 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 335 . Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display HandsFreeLink TM 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. You can receive or make phone calls from your cell phone through your Acura’s HandsFreeLink (HFL) system without touching your cell phone. To use the system, your cell phone and the HFL system must be linked. Not all cell phones are compatible with this system. Refer to page 278 for instructions on how to link your cell phone to the HFL and how to receive or make phone calls. 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 349 . Also refer to page 348 for important maintenance safety precautions. 77 Instruments and Controls 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 percent. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 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 button. To see the message again, press the INFO button, 5 seconds after the display disappears. Here is a list of messages shown on the multi-information display: 78 See page 63, 411 See page 64, 323 See page 65, 339 See page 411 See page 69, 139 See page 62, 409 See page 68 See page 62, 410 See page 62, 409 See page 67, 320 See page 312 See page 312 See page 408 See page 34, 63 Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display See page 335 See page 325 See page 337 See page 69, 325 See page 67, 337 See page 13 See page 394 See page 172 See page 62 See page 394 See page 170 See page 298 See page 394 See page 171 See page 66 See page 368 See page 349 See page 138 U.S. Canada See page 35, 63 See page 147 CONTINUED 79 Instruments and Controls See page 250 Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display See page 147 80 Main Menu Table of Contents 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 100 ). Then use your remote to unlock the doors (see Keyless Access Setup on page 105 ). 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 166 ). 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 84 ) DEFAULT ALL (see page 82 ) CONTINUED 81 Main Menu Table of Contents 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 If you want to change any vehicle control settings, select ‘‘CHG SETTING,’’ then press the SEL/ RESET button. 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 setting, press the INFO (▲/▼) button to select DEFAULT ALL, then press the SEL/RESET button. 82 If you want to cancel DEFAULT ALL, select CANCEL, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display When DEFAULT ALL is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen returns to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 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. 83 Instruments and Controls To set the default settings again, select DEFAULT ALL, and press the SEL/RESET button. Then select SET, and press the SEL/RESET button. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Customize Settings You can customize some of the vehicle control settings to your preference. Here are the settings you can customize: 84 ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL SETUP METER SET UP POSITION SET UP LIGHTING SET UP DOOR/WINDOW SET UP WIPER SET UP While the multi-information display is in the CUSTOMIZE ENTRY screen, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to the initial CUSTOMIZE GROUP display. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL SET UP see page 86 Instruments and Controls METER SET UP see page 91 POSITION SET UP see page 100 KEYLESS ACCESS SET UP see page 105 LIGHTING SET UP see page 112 DOOR/WINDOW SET UP see page 119 Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. WIPER SET UP see page 130 85 Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Adaptive Cruise Control Setup If equipped Here are the two custom settings for adaptive cruise control (ACC): PRE-RUNNING CAR DETECT BEEP ACC DISPLAY SPEED UNIT see page 87 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. see page 89 Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. 86 Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Pre-Running Car Detect Beep 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. 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 87 Instruments and Controls 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, the display changes to the screen shown above for several seconds, and then goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 88 If you choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Adaptive Cruise Control Display Speed Unit To change the unit of measurement from mph to km/h, do this: 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. CONTINUED 89 Instruments and Controls 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 90 If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Meter Setup Here are the four custom settings for the meter setup: LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A & AVG. FUEL A RESET with REFUEL ELAPSED TIME RESET see page 92 Instruments and Controls see page 94 While the multi-information display is in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP screen, select METER SETUP by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, and then press the SEL/RESET button. see page 96 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 98 CONTINUED 91 Main Menu Table of Contents 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: While the multi-information display is in the meter setup of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to the above display. 92 Select the desired language by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display All messages in 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the language selection setup. 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. CONTINUED 93 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Adjust Outside Temp. Display 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: 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. 94 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the adjust outside air temperature display setup. 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. CONTINUED 95 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Trip A & Avg. Fuel Reset with Refuel To cause trip A and average fuel economy A to reset every time you refuel your vehicle, follow these instructions: 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. 96 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the trip A and average fuel reset with refuel setup. To exit TRIP A & AVG. FUEL 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. CONTINUED 97 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Elapsed Time Reset There are three elapsed time reset choice you can make: IGN OFF − The elapsed time is reset when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. TRIP A − The elapsed time is reset when the Trip A is reset. TRIP B − The elapsed time is reset when the Trip B is reset. 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. 98 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the elapsed time reset setup. 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. 99 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Position Setup There are two position setups you can make: MEMORY POSITION LINK AUTO TILT & TELESCOPIC 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. see page 101 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 103 Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. 100 Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Memory Position Link To set the seat memory position, see page 156 . For information on using the remote, see page 166 . 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. 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 101 Instruments and Controls 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 102 If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Auto Tilt & Telescopic 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. 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 103 Instruments and Controls 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 104 If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display KEYLESS ACCESS Setup There are three settings in the keyless access setup: see page 106 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. 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. Instruments and Controls DOOR UNLOCK MODE KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP see page 108 Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. see page 110 CONTINUED 105 Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Door Unlock Mode 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: 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. 106 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the door unlock mode setup. 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. CONTINUED 107 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Keyless Access Light Flash 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. 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. 108 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the keyless access light flash setup. 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. CONTINUED 109 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Keyless Access Beep 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. 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. 110 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the keyless access beep setup. 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. 111 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Lighting Setup There are three settings in the lighting setup: INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY see page 113 While the multi-information display is in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP screen, select LIGHTING SETUP by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. see page 115 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 117 Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. 112 Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Interior Light Dimming Time While the multi-information display is in the LIGHTNING 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 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. CONTINUED 113 Instruments and Controls 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: Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 114 If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Headlight Auto Off Timer 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. 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 (60, 30, or 15 seconds) by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 115 Instruments and Controls The headlights, parking lights, side marker lights, taillights, and license plate light 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: Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 116 If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Auto Light Sensitivity 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 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. 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. CONTINUED 117 Instruments and Controls 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 following five levels: Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 118 If your choice not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Door/Window Setup There are five settings to choose from in the door/window setup: AUTO DOOR LOCK AUTO DOOR UNLOCK KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER see page 120 While the multi-information display is in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP screen, 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. Instruments and Controls see page 122 see page 124 see page 126 Press the ▲ or ▼ button. Press the SEL/RESET button. see page 128 CONTINUED 119 Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Auto Door Lock There are three settings you can choose from: SHIFT FROM P − The doors lock whenever you move the shift lever out of Park. WITH VEH SPD − The doors lock when the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph (about 15 km/h). OFF − The auto door lock is deactivated all the time. 120 While the multi-information display is in the DOOR/WINDOW 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 the desired setting by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the auto door lock setup. 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. CONTINUED 121 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Auto Door Unlock There are three settings you can choose from: SHIFT TO P − The driver’s door or all the doors, depending on the door lock mode setting ( see page 124 ), unlock when you move the shift lever to Park. IGN OFF − The driver’s door or all the doors, depending on the door lock mode setting ( see page 124 ), unlock when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. OFF − The auto door unlock is deactivated all the time. This is the factory default setting. 122 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 desired setting by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the auto door unlock setup. 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. CONTINUED 123 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 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. 124 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the door lock mode setup. 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. CONTINUED 125 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Keyless Lock Acknowledgment 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. When you press the UNLOCK button on the remote to unlock the doors, and then press the button again within 5 seconds, a beeper sounds twice and 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. 126 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the keyless lock acknowledge setup. To exit KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. CONTINUED 127 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Security Relock Timer When you unlock the doors by pressing the LOCK button on the remote or by grabbing the driver’s door handle while carrying the remote, the doors relock and the security system sets within 30 seconds. To change the relock time, 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. 128 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 ENTRY. If this happens, you need to repeat the security relock setup. 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. 129 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Wiper Setup The changeable setting under WIPER SETUP is called WIPER ACTION. To get into WIPER ACTION, do this: 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 131 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. 130 Main Menu Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Wiper Action You can select from these two settings when the wiper switch is in the INT (intermittent) position: 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. 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. CONTINUED 131 Instruments and Controls INTERMITTENT − The intermittent operation varies according to the selection you make on the wiper lever’s intermittent control ring. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 132 If you choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Your Vehicle at a Glance PADDLE SHIFTERS (P.315) INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.141) WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER (P.134) COLLISION MITIGATION BRAKE SYSTEM (CMBS) OFF SWITCH (P.325) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.339) ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM (AFS) OFF SWITCH (P.139) HORN HANDSFREELINKTM DISTANCE BUTTON BUTTONS MIRROR CONTROLS (P.246) (P.278) (P.154) STEERING WHEEL STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS (P.143) AUDIO CONTROLS (P.230) VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS*2 PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.35) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P.142) / HEATED MIRROR BUTTON (P.155) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.234)/ ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) BUTTONS (P.237) MULTI INFORMATION BUTTONS (P.71) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.174) / SEAT HEATER AND SEAT VENTILATION BUTTONS*1 (P.175) *1 : Canadian models only *2 : Refer to the navigation system manual. 133 Instruments and Controls HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNAL/FOG LIGHTS (P.136) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.141) Main Menu Table of Contents 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. OFF − The wipers are not activated. INT − The length of the wipe interval is varied automatically according to vehicle speed. 1. MIST 2. OFF 3. INT − Intermittent 4. LO − Low speed 5. HI − High speed 6. Windshield washers If you turn it to the shortest delay, the wipers change to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h). To change the ‘‘WIPER ACTION’’ setting, see page 131 . 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. Headlight Washers (On Canadian models) When the switch on the left lever is turned to the AUTO or ‘‘ ’’ position, the headlight washers also work while the lever is held. The headlight washers use the same fluid reservoir as the windshield washers. 134 Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 135 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Turn Signal, 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 136 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. 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 66 ). 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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 . LIGHT SENSOR To change the ‘‘AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY’’ setting, see page 117. 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. 137 Instruments and Controls To turn on automatic lighting, turn the light switch to AUTO at any time. 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 structures. Main Menu Table of Contents Headlights Fog Lights Turn the fog lights on and off by turning the switch next to the headlight switch. You can use the fog lights only when the headlights are on low beam. 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. 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. 138 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. 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. 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. To change the ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER’’ setting, see page 115. 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 and get out, the lights turn off after 10 minutes (3 minutes, if the switch is in the ‘‘AUTO’’ position). The lights turn on again when you unlock or open the driver’s door. If you unlock the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights go off. With the driver’s door open, you will hear a lights-on reminder chime. Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) AFS Indicator 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 ). 139 Instruments and Controls 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. To turn the AFS on, turn the ignition to the ON (II) position, and turn the headlights on. Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) AFS Off Switch Here are some operating characteristics of the AFS: The system requires an initialization period. It does not begin to operate until you have driven the vehicle a short distance. 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. 140 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. AFS is turned off when the shift lever is in the R position. 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. If the headlights do not seem to be properly aimed, have the Auto Leveling system inspected by your dealer. Main Menu Table of Contents Hazard Warning Button, Instrument Panel Brightness Hazard Warning Button 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. 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. You can adjust the brightness with the headlight switch on or off. The level of brightness is shown on the multi-information display while you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds after you finish adjusting. CONTINUED 141 Instruments and Controls U.S. CANADA Instrument Panel Brightness Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Brightness, Rear Window Defogger 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. Rear Window Defogger REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON 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 142 have to turn it on again when you restart the vehicle. Main Menu Table of Contents Steering Wheel Adjustments Make any steering wheel adjustment before you start driving. 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. 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. CONTINUED 143 Instruments and Controls Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 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. Steering wheel movement is also controlled by the driving position memory system (see page 156 ). To change the ‘‘AUTO TILT & TELESCOPIC’’ setting, see page 103 . 144 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. BUILT-IN KEYS KEY NUMBER TAG The built-in key (see page 173 ) fits all the locks on your vehicle. Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them. Keep the keys away from liquids. If they get wet, dry them immediately with a soft cloth. The keys do not contain batteries. Do not try to take them apart. 145 Instruments and Controls Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 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 remote 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. 146 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. 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 undrivable. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Ignition Switch BUILT-IN KEY slightly. 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 173 ). 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. 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 (I) POSITION’’ message is shown on the multiinformation display. When the ignition switch is LOCK (I) position, a ‘‘REMOVE KEY’’ message is shown on the multi-information 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. 147 Instruments and Controls 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. 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. Main Menu Table of Contents 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. 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. 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. 148 To change the ‘‘DOOR UNLOCK MODE’’ setting, see page 106 . When the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph (about 15 km/h) or more, all the doors lock automatically. To change the ‘‘AUTO DOOR LOCK’’ setting, see page120. When you shift to P after driving, the driver’s door unlocks. To change the ‘‘AUTO DOOR UNLOCK’’ setting, see page 122. 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 rear ward with the remote inside the vehicle and closing the driver’s door, all the doors will unlock. Main Menu Table of Contents Trunk TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON If the doors are locked, press the boot release button on the boot lid with the remote in keyless Access operating range. TRUNK RELEASE HANDLE 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. If the doors are unlocked, press the trunk release switch 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. 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 . CONTINUED 149 Instruments and Controls To close the trunk, press down on the trunk lid. Main Menu Table of Contents Trunk, Childproof Door Locks TRUNK MAIN SWITCH To protect items in the trunk, you can disable the trunk-release button on the driver’s door, the trunk lid, and the remote. To do this, turn off the trunk main switch in the glove box, lock the glove box, and lock the trunk pass-through cover with the built-in key. Emergency Trunk Opener RELEASE LEVER As a safety feature, your vehicle has a release lever on the right corner in the trunk so the trunk can be opened from the inside. To open the trunk, push the release lever to the left. Parents should decide if their children should be shown how to use this feature. For more information about child safety, see page 41 . 150 Childproof Door Locks LEVER The childproof door locks are designed to prevent children seated in the rear from accidentally opening the rear doors. Each rear door has a lock lever near the edge. With the lever in the LOCK position, the door cannot be opened from inside regardless of the position of the lock tab. To open the door, pull the lock tab up, and use the outside door handle. Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Front Seat Power Adjustments See pages 14 − 17 for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position the seats and seatbacks. DRIVER’S SEAT Moves the seat forward and backward. Moves the front of the seat up or down and the rear of the seat up or down. (Driver’s seat only) Instruments and Controls The controls for the power adjustable front seats are on the outside edge of each seat bottom. You can adjust the seats with the ignition switch in any position. Make all seat adjustments before you start driving. PASSENGER’S SEAT Adjusts the seat-back angle forward or backward. Increases or decreases the lumbar support. Raises or lowers the seat. (Driver’s seat only) 151 Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Head Restraints See page 16 for important safety information and a warning about how to properly position the head restraints. FRONT REAR Your vehicle has adjustable head restraints on the front seats. The head restraints help protect you and your passengers from whiplash and other injuries. RELEASE BUTTON They are most effective when you adjust them so the back of the occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint. 152 The head restraints adjust for height. The tilt of the front head restraints is also adjustable. You need both hands to adjust the restraint. Do not attempt to adjust it while driving. To raise it, pull upward. To lower the restraint, push the release button sideways, and push the restraint down. To adjust the tilt, pivot the front head restraint to the desired position. REAR HEAD RESTRAINT TILT BUTTON You can raise the rear head restraints by hand. To lower the rear head restraints for better visibility, press the rear head restraint tilt button on the ceiling console with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position. Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Rear Seat Armrest Trunk Pass-through Cover KNOB Make sure all items in the trunk and those extending through the passthrough are secured. COVER The rear seat armrest is in the center of the rear seat. Pivot it down to use it. Never drive with this cover open and the trunk lid open. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 56 . Open the cover by pushing the knob and pulling the cover down. To close the cover, swing it up, and push firmly on the top. Make sure it latches properly. 153 Instruments and Controls For security, this cover can be locked and unlocked only with the built-in key. To lock the cover, insert the key, and turn it clockwise. Main Menu Table of Contents Mirrors Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving. INDICATOR SENSOR AUTO BUTTON The inside mirror can automatically darken to reduce glare. To turn on this feature, press the button on the bottom of the mirror. The AUTO indicator comes on as a reminder. When it is on, the mirror darkens when it senses the headlights of a vehicle behind you, then returns to normal visibility when the lights are gone. Press the button again to turn off this sensing. 154 Main Menu Table of Contents Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors ADJUSTMENT SWITCH 1. Move the selector switch to L (driver’s side) or R (passenger’s side). 2. Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down. Depending on the position of the selector switch, the left or right side mirror will pivot downward slightly when you shift the transmission into reverse. In the left position, the left mirror pivots. In the right position, the right mirror pivots. This gives you a better view of that side of the vehicle while parallel parking. The mirror returns to its original position when you take the transmission out of reverse. To turn this feature off, leave the switch in the center position. Outside mirror positions can be stored in the driving position memory system (see page 156 ). Power Mirror Heaters HEATED MIRROR BUTTON The outside mirrors are heated to remove fog and frost. With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, turn on the heaters by pressing the button. The indicator in the button comes on as a reminder. Press the button again to turn the heaters off. Pressing this button also turns the rear window defogger on and off. 155 Instruments and Controls SELECTOR SWITCH 3. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns off the adjustment switch so you can’t move a mirror out of position by accidentally bumping the switch. Main Menu Table of Contents Driving Position Memory System Your vehicle has a memory feature for the steering wheel, driver’s seat, and outside mirror positions. Two seat, steering wheel, and outside mirror positions can be stored in separate memories. You select a memorized position by pushing the appropriate button. Storing a Driving Position in Memory Store a driving position only when the vehicle is parked. MEMO BUTTON 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. You cannot add a new driving position in the memory unless the ignition switch is the ON (II) position. You can recall a memorized position with the ignition switch in any position. 2. Adjust the seat to a comfortable position (see page 151 ). Adjust the steering wheel to a comfortable position (see page 111). Adjust the outside mirrors for best visibility (see page 155 ). 156 MEMORY BUTTONS 3. Press the MEMO button on the driver’s door. You will hear a beep. The indicator in the memory buttons (1 and 2) will blink. Immediately press one of the memory buttons (1 or 2) until you hear two beeps. The indicator in the memory button will stay on. The current positions of the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside mirrors are now stored. Main Menu Table of Contents Driving Position Memory System To cancel the storing procedure after pressing the MEMO button: Selecting a Memorized Position 2. Press the desired memory button (1 or 2) until you hear a beep. MEMORY BUTTONS Readjust the seat or steering position. Readjust the outside mirror position. Each memory button stores only one driving position. Storing a new position erases the previous setting stored in that button’s memory. All stored driving positions will be lost if your vehicle’s battery goes dead or is disconnected. To select a memorized position, do this: To change the ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ setting, see page 101. 1. Make sure the shift lever is in Park. CONTINUED 157 Instruments and Controls The system will move the seat, steering wheel, and outside mirrors to the memorized positions. The indicator in the selected memory button will flash during movement. When the adjustments are complete, you will hear two beeps, and the indicator will remain on. Do not press a memory button within 5 seconds. Main Menu Table of Contents Driving Position Memory System To stop the system’s automatic adjustment, do any of the following: Press any button on the control panel: MEMO, 1, or 2. Push any of the adjustment switches for the seat or steering wheel. Shift out of Park. Adjust the outside mirrors. If you select a memorized position without pushing the ignition switch knob or inserting the built-in key in the ignition switch, only the seat and outside mirrors will adjust. To get the system to also adjust the steering wheel, push and turn the ignition switch or insert the built-in key in the ignition switch. You will hear two beeps when it is complete. 158 You can use the adjustment switches to change the positions of the seat, steering wheel, or outside mirrors after they are in their memorized position. If you change the memorized position, the indicator in the memory button will go out. To keep this driving position for later use, you must store it in the driving position memory. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System The system may not work if: The battery of the remote is weak. There is strong electrical current nearby. You carry a cell phone, a laptop computer, or other electrical device near the remote. The remote is covered by metal. A vehicle is being operated with a transmitter nearby. When the remote battery is dead. When the vehicle battery is dead. Protect the remote and the built-in key from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity. Always keep the remote and the built-in key away from any magnetic material. Do not drop the remote or the built-in key, and do not set heavy objects on them. You should have received a key number tag with your built-in key. You will need this key number if you ever have to get a lost key replaced. Use only Acura-approved key blanks. Keep the remote and the built-in key away from liquids. If they get wet, dry them immediately with a soft cloth. The built-in keys do not contain batteries. Make sure the driver always carries the remote/built-in key set. 159 Instruments and Controls Your vehicle has the Keyless Access System. When you carry the remote with you, you can lock/unlock the door(s), unlock the trunk, and start the engine without using the built-in key. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Keys BUILT-IN KEYS KEYLESS ACCESS REMOTES OPERATING RANGE KEY NUMBER TAG The following keys come with your vehicle. Refer to page 173 for how to separate the keys. Built-in Key This key is used to lock/unlock the doors, glove box, trunk pass-through cover, and to start the engine (after you remove the ignition switch cover, see page 170 ). Keyless Access Remote This remote is used to lock/unlock 160 the doors and unlock the trunk. When you carry the remote, you can lock/unlock the doors, unlock the trunk, and start the engine without a key. You can lock/unlock the doors within a about 32 inches (about 80 cm) radius from the outside door handle. You can open the trunk within a about 32 inches (about 80 cm) radius from the trunk release switch. Anyone can lock/unlock a door or open the trunk if the remote is within the operating range of the door or the trunk. The remote may not work if: It is too close to the vehicle. It is above or below the vehicle, even when it is within its operating range. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Unlocking the Door(s) If you do not open any of the doors within 30 seconds, they will automatically relock. When you unlock the door(s), some exterior lights blink twice and the system beeps twice. If a remote is within operating range while you wash your vehicle or when it is raining heavily, the door sensors may respond by unlocking the doors. To change the ‘‘KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH’’ setting, see page 108 . To change the ‘‘KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP’’ setting, see page 110 . The handle of each front door has a sensor. That sensor works with the remote so you can automatically unlock/lock the door(s). By default, only the driver’s door unlocks when you grab its handle. If you wear a glove while grabbing a front door handle, the door sensor may be slow to respond or may not respond by unlocking the doors. The unlock sensors do not operate when: The remote is not within the operating range. The remote is too close to the vehicle. When the doors are unlocked. The remote battery is dead. The vehicle battery is dead. To change the ‘‘DOOR UNLOCK MODE’’ setting, see page 106 . 161 Instruments and Controls All the doors unlock when you grab the handle of the front passenger’s door. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Locking the Doors system beeps once. When you cannot set the security system because the trunk or hood is open, no exterior light blinks and/or no beeper sounds. If you touch the door lock sensor of the front door with your hand wearing a glove, the door sensor may delay to respond or not respond by locking the doors. To change the ‘‘KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH’’ setting, see page 108 . The lock sensors do not operate if: The remote is not within the operating range. To change the ‘‘KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP’’ setting, see page 110 . DOOR LOCK SENSOR Each front door has a LOCK/ UNLOCK feature. When you touch the door lock sensor of the front door by hand, all the doors and the trunk will lock. Before locking the doors, make sure the remote is not inside the vehicle. When you lock the doors, some exterior lights blink once and the 162 Within 2 seconds of touching the handle to lock the doors or locking the doors with remote, pull the handle to make sure the doors are actually locked. The door unlock sensors do not operate for about 2 seconds after the doors are locked. If a remote is within operating range while you wash your vehicle or when it is raining heavily, the door sensors may respond by locking the doors. The doors are open. The ignition switch is not in the LOCK (0) position. The built-in key is in the ignition switch. The remote is too close to the vehicle. The remote battery is dead. The vehicle battery is dead. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Door Lock Prevention Locking the Trunk Before closing the trunk, make sure the remote is not in the trunk. If you close the trunk when the remote is in it, the system beeps, and the trunk reopens. PULL HANDLE When you close the trunk with all doors locked, the trunk will lock. When you unlock all the doors with the remote, built-in key or power door lock master switch, the trunk will unlock. Use the pull handle when you close the trunk. 163 Instruments and Controls If you open a door, pull its lock tab, and shut it when the remote is inside the vehicle, all the doors unlock. Make sure you carry the remote with you when you lock the doors. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Locking and Unlocking the Trunk TRUNK RELEASE SWITCH The trunk cannot be locked if: The remote is too close to the trunk lid. The remote is on the interior rear panel. The remote is too close to the seatback of the rear seat or the seat cushion. 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 . When the trunk is locked, you can open it in any of these ways: Press the trunk release button inside the vehicle. Press the trunk button on the remote. Pull the trunk release switch when carrying the remote (the system beeps once). 164 Keyless Access Remote LED UNLOCK BUTTON LOCK BUTTON TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON PANIC BUTTON LOCK − Press this button once to lock all doors. Some exterior lights will flash. When you push the LOCK button twice within 5 seconds, you will hear a beep to verify that the doors are locked and the security system is set. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System When you cannot set the security system because the trunk or hood is open, no exterior light blinks and/or no beeper sounds. UNLOCK − Press this button once to unlock the driver’s door. Press it twice to unlock the other doors. Some exterior lights will flash twice each time you press the button. The ceiling light (if the ceiling light switch is in the DOOR position) will come on when you press the UNLOCK button. If you do not open any doors within 30 seconds, the ceiling light fades out. If you relock the doors with the remote before 30 seconds have elapsed, the ceiling light will go off immediately. To change the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting, see page 124. To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME,’’ see page 113. If you unlock the doors with the remote, but do not open any doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock and the security system sets. To change the ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ setting, see page 128. To change the ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT’’ setting, see page 126. TRUNK − Press this button for about 1 second to open the trunk. You cannot open the trunk if the built-in key is in the ignition or the ignition switch is in any position except the LOCK (0) position. You cannot open the trunk with the remote if the trunk main switch is turned off. PANIC − Press this button for about 2 seconds to attract attention: the horn will sound and the exterior lights will flash for about 30 seconds. To cancel panic mode, press any other button on the remote. 165 Instruments and Controls You cannot lock the doors if any door, the trunk, or the hood is not fully closed if the built-in key is in the ignition switch, or if the ignition switch is in any position except the LOCK (0) position. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Keyless Memory SettingsTM Here are the settings activated with the remote; Driving position memory (see page 157 ). Customized settings (see page 81 ). Audio system settings (see page 203 ). DRIVER’S ID When you unlock the door with your remote, each remote activates the keyless memory settings related to that remote. The driver’s ID (Driver 1 or Driver 2) is shown on the back of each remote. 166 Climate control settings (see page 202 ). Navigation system preferences (see the navigation system manual). To turn off this feature, press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons at the same time. The LED in the remote will blink once. Then release the buttons. Doing this cancels the keyless memory settings for that remote and restores the default settings. Some of them keep the same settings as they were set previously. To turn the keyless memory settings back on, repeat this procedure. The LED will blink twice to indicate the feature has been turned on. Remote Transmitter Care Avoid dropping or throwing the transmitter. Protect the transmitter from extreme temperature. Do not immerse the transmitter in any liquid. If you lose a transmitter, the replacement needs to be reprogrammed by your dealer. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Replacing the Remote Battery Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Replace the batteries if necessary. Battery type: CR2025 Remove the built-in key. Remove the upper half by carefully prying on the edge with a coin. Replace the old batteries with new batteries. Place the batteries so the + side is facing up. Snap the two halves of the remote case back together. 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. 167 Instruments and Controls 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. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Ignition Switch Operating Range Make sure you know where the remote is when you are inside the vehicle. Remember that you can start the engine without using the built-in key when the remote is inside the vehicle. Make sure you always carry the remote with you. The engine may not run, and some malfunctions may occur, if the remote is: Outside the vehicle. On the dashboard. On the rear interior panel. In the glove box. In the door pockets. In the trunk, etc. 168 The engine may not start if the remote is subjected to strong radio waves. Also, the engine may not start if the remote is too close to the windows. If you lose your remote, call Acura Client Services at (800) 382-2238 (U.S. models). Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Ignition Switch To turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, put the transmission in Park, press the switch in, and turn it to the LOCK (0) position. When the transmission is not in Park, you cannot turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. Before leaving the vehicle, make sure the ignition switch is in the LOCK (0) position. If you open the driver’s door with the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position, a beeper will sound. You will also see a ‘‘RETURN IGNITION SWITCH TO LOCK (0) POSITION’’ message on the multiinformation display. CONTINUED 169 Instruments and Controls When you push the ignition switch, the remote and the vehicle recognize each other. After the recognition, the remote indicator flashes, and a beeper sounds once. After the beep, turn the ignition switch. When the remote is out of the operating range, the ignition switch is locked. If the ignition switch cannot be turned from the LOCK (0) position to the ACCESSORY (I) position after the beep, the steering wheel is locked. To unlock the steering wheel, turn it right and left while turning the ignition switch at the same time. If the remote and the vehicle do not recognize each other, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, remove the ignition switch cover, insert the built-in key, and turn the switch (see pages 147 and 170 ). Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Also, if you close the door when the ignition switch is not in the LOCK (0) position and the remote is not inside the vehicle, the keyless access alarm sounds outside the vehicle, a message appears on the multiinformation display, and the beeper sounds if the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position. When the beeper sounds after you close the driver’s door outside the vehicle, check the position of the ignition switch and the location of the remote. If the engine is running and you remove the remote from the vehicle, it will continue to run. But once turned to the LOCK (0) position, the engine will not restart until a remote is brought back into the vehicle. 170 Removing the Ignition Switch Cover Beeper and Message Keyless Remote Not Detected IGNITION SWITCH COVER pull push BUILT-IN KEY To remove the ignition switch cover, insert the built-in key (see page 173 ), then pull the cover out by pulling the built-in key while pushing it. When you are pressing the ignition switch, or when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position, the beeper sounds if you take the remote out of the vehicle and close the door. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System The outside beeper sounds when the ignition switch is in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. If the engine is running and you remove the remote from the vehicle, it will continue to run. Once turned to the LOCK (0) position, the engine will not restart until a remote is brought back into the vehicle. If you pass the remote through an open window, the system does not respond. Also, even when the remote is inside the vehicle, the beeper may sound when the location of the remote is not detected due to surrounding conditions. It is not a failure. Make sure that you carry the remote with you. Keyless Remote Low Battery The batteries in the remote normally lasts about 2 years. To ensure maximum battery life, do not store the remote close to electrical devices such as computers or TVs. When the multi-information display shows ‘‘KEYLESS REMOTE LOW BATTERY,’’ replace the batteries as soon as possible (see page 167 ). CONTINUED 171 Instruments and Controls When the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position, the multiinformation display shows ‘‘KEYLESS REMOTE NOT DETECTED,’’ and the inside and outside beepers sound. The multi-information display message goes away when you bring the remote back inside the vehicle, and close the door or apply the parking brake. The engine does not restart if you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position when the remote is outside the vehicle. Check where the remote is. Make sure that you carry the remote or built-in key with you when you operate the ignition switch. Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Check Keyless Access System KEYLESS ACCESS SYSTEM INDICATOR The indicator stays on while you are driving. The indicator comes on with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position. The multi-information display shows ‘‘CHECK KEYLESS ACCESS SYSTEM.’’ In this case, use the built-in key to lock/unlock the doors and start the engine. The indicator comes on for several seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Have your vehicle checked by your dealer if: 172 If you lose or drop your remote, and the beeper sounds, contact Acura Client Services at (800) 382-2238 (U.S. models) Main Menu Table of Contents Keyless Access System Built-in key and Remote BUILT-IN KEY The keyless access system uses electric current to identify the remote with the vehicle. RELEASE BUTTON The built-in key can be inserted into the remote. As shown above, keep inserting the built-in key until it is locked. To remove the built-in key, pull it out while you press the release button. To avoid damaging the remote and the built-in key, never pull on the built-in key unless you are pressing the release button. 173 Instruments and Controls If you use medical equipment such as a cardiac pacemaker, ask your doctor if the electric current used by the remote will affect it. Valet Function The trunk and glove box cannot be opened when you turn the trunk main switch off and lock the glove box and trunk pass-through cover with the built-in key. Also, the trunk cannot be opened by using the remote. Main Menu Table of Contents Seat Heaters (U.S. models) In HI, the heater turns off when the seat gets warm, and turns back on after the seat temperature drops. In LO, the heater runs continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes. Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters: SEAT HEATER SWITCHES Both front seats are equipped with seat heaters. The passenger seat only has heaters in the seat bottom because of the side airbag system. The ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position to use the heaters. Push the top of the switch, HI, to rapidly heat up the seat. After the seat reaches a comfortable temperature, select LO by pushing the bottom of the switch. This will keep the seat warm. 174 Use the HI setting only to heat the seats quickly, because it draws large amounts of current from the battery. If the engine is left idling for an extended period, do not use the seat heaters, even on the LO setting. It can weaken the battery, causing hard starting. Main Menu Table of Contents Seat Heaters and Seat Ventilation (Canadian models) ▲ BUTTON INDICATORS Both front seats are equipped with seat heaters and an air ventilation system. The passenger seat only has heaters in the seat bottom because of the side airbag system. The ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position to use the heaters and the air ventilation system. When you press the ▲ button once, the heater is set to HI. After the seat reaches a comfortable temperature, select MID or LOW by pressing the ▼ button. This will keep the seat warm. To shut down the heater, press the ▼ button until the indicators go off. In HI, when the seat gets warm, the heater will change to MID after about 5 minutes. In LOW, the heater runs continuously. To ventilate the seat, press the ▼ button. The indicator next to the button will come on. The air ventilation system has four settings: HI − Three indicators on. MID − Two indicators on. LO − One indicator on. OFF − All indicators off. When you press the ▼ button once, the system is set to HI. To change to the lower mode, press the ▲ button. To turn the air ventilation off, press the ▲ button until the indicators go off. In MID, the heater will change to LOW after about 60 minutes. CONTINUED 175 Instruments and Controls ▼ BUTTON To use the heaters, press the ▲ button. The indicator next to the button will come on. There are three settings in the heaters: HI − Three indicators on. MID − Two indicators on. LO − One indicator on. OFF − All indicators off. Main Menu Table of Contents Seat Heaters and Seat Ventilation (Canadian models) Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters and the seat ventilation: Use the HI setting only to heat or to ventilate the seats quickly, because it draws large amounts of current from the battery. If the engine is left idling for an extended period, do not use the seat heaters or the seat ventilation, even on the LO setting. It can weaken the battery, causing hard starting. 176 Main Menu Table of Contents Power Windows DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH Closing a power window on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. Make sure your passengers are away from the windows before closing them. MAIN SWITCH If the MAIN switch is pushed down (OFF), the passenger windows cannot be raised or lowered. Keep the MAIN switch off when you have children in the vehicle so they do not injure themselves by operating the windows unintentionally. CONTINUED 177 Instruments and Controls Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before operating any of the window switches. To open a window, push the switch down and hold it. To close the window, pull the switch up and hold it. Release the switch to stop the window. Main Menu Table of Contents Power Windows AUTO − To open the window fully, push the window switch firmly down to the second detent, then release it. The window automatically goes down all the way. To stop the window from going all the way down, pull back on the window switch briefly. To open or close the window partially, push down or pull back on the window switch lightly to the first detent, and hold it. The window will stop when you release the switch. To close the window fully, pull back the window switch firmly to the second detent, then release it. The window automatically goes all the way up. To stop the window from going all the way up, push down on the window switch briefly. Auto Reverse If the window runs into any obstacle while it is closing automatically, it will reverse direction, and then stop. To close the window, remove the obstacle, then use the window switch again. All window switches also have the AUTO feature. Auto reverse stops sensing when the window is almost closed. You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the window before closing it. 178 The indicators in the switches come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. The power windows have a key-off delay. You can still open and close the windows for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. The key-off delay cancels as soon as you open either front door. You must then turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position for the power windows to operate. Main Menu Table of Contents Power Windows, Moonroof 2. Press the UNLOCK button a second time, and hold it. All the doors unlock, and all four windows and moonroof start to open. To stop the windows and moonroof, release the button. 3. To open the windows and moonroof further, press the button again and hold it. If the windows and the moonroof stop before the desired position, repeat steps 1 and 2. You cannot close the windows or the moonroof with the remote. 2. Turn the key clockwise, then release it. UNLOCK BUTTON Open Close Opening/Closing the Windows and Moonroof with the Built-in Key You can open and close the windows and moonroof with the built-in key in the driver’s door lock. 3. Turn the built-in key clockwise again, and hold it. All four windows and the moonroof start to open. To stop the windows and moonroof, release the built-in key. 4. When the windows or moonroof stops before opening fully, to open the windows and moonroof further, turn and hold the key again (within 15 seconds). To open: 1. Insert the built-in key in the driver’s door lock. CONTINUED 179 Instruments and Controls Opening the Windows and Moonroof with the Remote You can open all of the windows and the moonroof from outside with the remote. 1. Press the UNLOCK button once to unlock the driver’s door. Main Menu Table of Contents Power Windows, Moonroof To close: 1. Insert the built-in key in the driver’s door lock. 2. Turn the key counterclockwise, then release it. 3. Turn the key counterclockwise again, and hold it. All four windows and the moonroof start to close. To stop the windows and moonroof, release the key. 4. To close the windows and moonroof further, turn and hold the key again (within 15 seconds). NOTE: If the windows and moonroof stop before the desired position, repeat steps 2 and 3. 180 Opening/Closing the Moonroof with the Ceiling Console Switch Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before operating the moonroof switch on the ceiling console. To open the moonroof, pull back the moonroof switch. To close the moonroof, push the moonroof switch forward. Release the switch to stop the moonroof. MOONROOF SWITCH To open the moonroof fully, pull back the moonroof switch firmly. The moonroof opens all the way. To stop the moonroof from opening fully, push the switch briefly. Main Menu Table of Contents Moonroof To tilt the moonroof, push the center of the moonroof switch straight up. To stop the moonroof from tilting fully open, push the moonroof switch forward. To close the moonroof fully, push the moonroof switch forward to the second detent, then release it. The moonroof closes all the way. To stop the moonroof from closing all the way, push the switch briefly. Opening or closing the moonroof on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of the moonroof before opening or closing it. 181 Instruments and Controls To open or close the moonroof partially, pull back or push forward on the moonroof switch lightly to the first detent, and hold it. The moonroof will stop when you release the switch. Main Menu Table of Contents Moonroof Auto Reverse If the moonroof runs into any obstacle while it is closing automatically, it will reverse direction, and then stop. To close the moonroof, remove the obstacle, then use the moonroof switch again. Auto reverse stops sensing when the moonroof is almost closed. You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the moonroof before closing it. 182 The moonroof has a key-off delay. You can still open and close the moonroof for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. The key-off delay cancels as soon as you open either front door. You must then turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position for the moonroof to operate. If you try to open the moonroof in below-f reezing temperatures, or when it is covered with snow or ice, you can damage the moonroof panel or its motor. Operating the Moonroof with the Remote Transmitter or the Key You can use the remote transmitter or the key to operate the moonroof from the outside. Refer to page 179 for details. Main Menu Table of Contents Parking Brake Instruments and Controls Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes, axles, and tires. A beeper will sound if the vehicle is put into gear with the parking brake on. PARKING BRAKE PEDAL To apply the parking brake, push the parking brake pedal down with your foot. To release the parking brake, push on the pedal again. The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released with the engine running (see page 63 ). 183 Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items FRONT DOOR POCKET ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS CONSOLE COMPARTMENT ASHTRAY GLOVE BOX/OWNER’S MANUAL TRAY UTILITY POCKET SEAT-BACK POCKETS BEVERAGE HOLDER 184 Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Open the glove box by pulling the handle. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with the built-in key. RELEASE BUTTON Instruments and Controls An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. Always keep the glove box closed while driving. Your vehicle has an owner’s manual tray inside the glove box. To open the tray, push the release button up. To close the tray, push it up. 185 Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders KNOB LID Pull up BOTTOM PLATE Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Spilled liquids can damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior. To use the beverage holder, push the lid. 186 Press SEPARATOR For a short container, put the bottom plate down, and pull up the knob to use the separator. BUTTON BOTTOM PLATE For a long container, press the button in the beverage holder to raise the bottom plate. Stand the separator up. Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Console Compartment LEVER The rear beverage holder is in the rear seat armrest. Open the beverage holder by pushing the front of it. To open the console compartment, pull up on the lever and lift the armrest. You can put small items in the tray located in the console compartment lid. To use the tray, pull up on the lever, and lift the armrest pad. To close, lower the armrest, and push it down until it latches. The console compartment light is on when the light switch is in the or position. 187 Instruments and Controls LEVER Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Sun Visors Do not use the sun visor extension feature over the rear view mirror. Accessory Power Sockets Make sure to slide a sun visor forward to set it to the normal length before flipping it back in place. Make sure you put the sun visor back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle. To use a sun visor, pull it down. You can also use a sun visor at the side window. Remove the support rod from the clip, and swing the sun visor toward the side window. You can extend the sun visor further by pulling it back. 188 There are two accessory power sockets. One is located in the front of the center console. To use the power socket, push and release the lid, then push it forward until the socket comes to the proper position to use. Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Rear Ashtrays Front Door Pockets The other socket is under the armrest in the console compartment storage area. To use the power socket, pull up the cover. These sockets are intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). They will not power an automotive type cigarette lighter element. Small, rear ashtrays are located in the armrests of both rear doors. To open an ashtray, pivot the lid up. To remove an ashtray for emptying, open the lid, then carefully pull the tab inside the ashtray straight up and out of the armrest. LID The interior of each front door has an extendable pocket for maps and other small, lightweight items. For safety, be sure both front door pockets are closed while driving. When the light switch is in the or position, the front door pocket light is on. The rear ashtray light is on when the light switch is in the or position. 189 Instruments and Controls TAB Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Power Rear Sunshade POWER REAR SUNSHADE BUTTON With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, push the power sunshade button on the ceiling console to raise the rear sunshade. Push the button again to lower it. 190 When you shift to reverse, the sunshade goes down automatically. To use it again, shift to another position, and push the button to raise it. If the sunshade stops while moving, check for and clear any obstacles, then push the button again. Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Integrated Sunshades HOOK HOLDER TAB The hooks are intended for use only by the sunshades. Do not hang any other items on the hooks, as that could interfere with proper operation of the side curtain airbags. To prevent the integrated sunshades from being unhooked due to winds, leave the rear windows closed while driving. Instruments and Controls HOLE Each rear door has an integrated sunshade. To use a sunshade, hold the tab on the top, insert the sunshade into the holder, and pull the sunshade all the way up. Insert the holes on the sunshade into the hooks on the window frame. 191 Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Lights After pushing the DOOR button, all the lights come on when you open any door, unlock the doors with the remote or built-in key, or turn the ignition switch from the ON (II) or the ACCESSORY (I) position to the LOCK (0) position. The indicator in the button comes on as a reminder. Ceiling Lights CEILING LIGHT BUTTONS REAR FRONT ON BUTTON DOOR BUTTON OFF BUTTON CEILING LIGHT BUTTONS The front and rear of the ceiling have ceiling lights. Push each ceiling light button to turn its light on and off. Push the ON button to turn on all the ceiling lights. Push the OFF button to turn them off. To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ setting, see page 113 . 192 Main Menu Features The climate control system in your vehicle provides a comfortable driving environment in all weather conditions. The climate control system and the audio system have a voice control feature. Refer to the navigation system manual for more information. Your vehicle has an anti-theft audio system that requires a code number to enable it. The security system helps to discourage vandalism and theft of your vehicle. 193 Features The standard audio system has many features. This section describes those features and how to use them. Vents, Heating, A/C, and Climate Control ........................................ 194 Climate Control Sensors ............... 202 Audio System ................................. 203 Playing the AM/FM Radio ........... 204 AM/FM Radio Reception ............. 208 Adjusting the Sound ...................... 210 Playing the XM Satellite Radio ........................................... 213 Playing Discs .................................. 219 Protecting Your Discs ................... 228 Disc Changer Error Messages .... 229 Remote Audio Controls................. 230 Radio Theft Protection ................. 232 Security System ............................. 233 Cruise Control ................................ 234 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) ... 237 HomeLink Universal Transceiver................................. 252 AcuraLink ....................................... 256 OnStar ............................................. 265 HandsFreeLinkTM ........................... 278 Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, A/C, and Climate Control TEMPERATURE CONTROL BARS TEMPERATURE DISPLAY DUAL BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER BUTTON AUTO OFF BUTTON BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ MIRROR HEATER BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON A/C BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL 194 Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, A/C, and Climate Control Interface Dial Many climate control functions can still be controlled by standard buttons, dials, and knobs, but some functions can only be accessed using the interface dial. The interface dial has two parts, a knob and a selector. The selector can be pushed left, right, up, down, and in. Use the selector to scroll through lists, to select menus, and to highlight menu items. When you make a selection, push the center of the selector (ENTER) to go to that selection. KNOB ENTER Voice Control System The climate control system can also be operated by voice control. See the Navi section in your quick start guide for an overview of this system, and the navigation system manual for complete details. SELECTOR The knob turns left and right. Use it to make selections or adjustments to a list or menu on the screen. 195 Features Personalization Setting When you unlock the doors with your remote, the driver’s ID (Driver 1 or Driver 2) is detected, and the climate control settings are turned to the respective mode automatically when the ignition is turned to the ON (II) position. Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, A/C, and Climate Control Fan Control Temperature Control Bars To select the desired temperature, push the temperature control bar up or down. To set the driver’s and passenger’s temperature separately, press the DUAL button. The indicator in the button will come on. The driver and passenger can each set the temperature to the desired setting. Press the A/C button to view the climate control display, then turn the interface knob to increase or decrease the fan speed and airflow. 196 To make the driver’s and passenger’s temperature the same, push the DUAL button again. The indicator in the button goes out, and the passenger’s temperature is set to the driver’s temperature. Air Conditioning (A/C) Press the A/C button to view the climate control display. Pushing ENTER on the interface selector turns the air conditioning on and off. You will see A/C ON or A/C OFF in the display. When you turn the A/C off, the system cannot regulate the inside temperature if you set the temperature control below the outside temperature. Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, A/C, and Climate Control Recirculation Button When the indicator in the button is on, air from the vehicle’s interior is sent throughout the system again. When the indicator is off, air is brought in from the outside of the vehicle (fresh air mode). The system should be left in fresh air mode under almost all conditions. Keeping the system in recirculation mode, particularly with the A/C off, can cause the windows to fog up. Switch to recirculation mode when driving through dusty or smoky conditions, then return to fresh air mode. Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window defogger on and off (see page142 ). Pushing this button also turns the power mirror heaters on and off. Mode Control Features The outside air intakes for the climate control system are at the base of the windshield. Keep this area clear of leaves and other debris. Windshield Defroster Button This button turns the windshield defrost on and off. When you push this button, air flows from the defroster vents at the base of the windshield, and the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. When the indicator in the button is on, the passenger’s temperature cannot be set separately from the driver’s. You can select the vents air flows from. Some air will flow from the dashboard corner and side vents in all modes. Press the A/C button to view the climate control display, then push the interface selector down. Select any of the modes by turning the interface knob. CONTINUED 197 Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, A/C, and Climate Control Air flows from the center and corner vents in the dashboard. Airflow is divided between the vents in the dashboard and the floor vents. Air flows from the floor vents. Airflow is divided between the floor vents and the defroster vents at the base of the windshield. When is selected, you can increase or decrease the temperature of airflow from the dashboard vent for the driver’s side and the passenger’s side without changing the temperature of airflow from the floor vent. Push the interface selector right or left, then turn the interface knob to select the desired temperature. 198 Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, A/C, and Climate Control Ventilation The flow-through ventilation system draws in outside air, circulates it through the interior, then exhausts it through vents near the rear window. 1. Set the temperature to the lower limit. 2. Make sure the A/C is off. and fresh air mode. 3. Select 4. Set the fan to the desired speed. Using the Heater The heater uses engine coolant to warm the air. If the engine is cold, it will be several minutes before you feel warm air coming from the system. 1. Press the A/C button to view the climate control display. 2. Turn the interface knob to set the fan to the desired speed. 3. Push the interface selector down, then select and fresh air mode. 4. Adjust the warmth of the air with the temperature control bars. Using the A/C Air conditioning places an extra load on the engine. Watch the engine coolant temperature gauge (see page 70 ). If it moves near the red zone, turn off the A/C until the gauge reading returns to normal. 1. Press the A/C button to view the climate control display. 2. Turn on the A/C by pushing ENTER on the interface selector. You will see A/C ON in the display. 3. Make sure the temperature is set to maximum cool. 4. Push the interface selector down, then select by turning the interface knob. 5. If the outside air is humid, select recirculation mode. If the outside air is dry, select fresh air mode. 6. Push the interface selector down, then set the fan to the desired speed by turning the interface knob. If the interior is very warm, you can cool it down more rapidly by partially opening the windows, turning on the A/C, and setting the fan to maximum speed in Fresh Air mode. 199 Features Dual Button You can set the temperature for the driver’s side and the passenger’s side separately when this button is pressed (indicator on). When the indicator in the DUAL button is off, you can adjust both sides to the same temperature with the driver’s side temperature control bar. Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, A/C, and Climate Control Dehumidify the Interior Air conditioning, as it cools, removes moisture from the air. When used in combination with the heater, it makes the interior warm and dry. 1. Switch the fan on. 2. Turn on the air conditioning. and fresh air mode. 3. Select 4. Adjust the temperature to your preference. This setting is suitable for all driving conditions whenever the outside temperature is above 32°F (0°C). To Defog and Defrost To remove fog from the inside of the windows: 1. Set the fan to the desired speed, or high for faster defrosting. . The system 2. Select automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. 3. Adjust the temperature so the airflow feels warm. to help clear the 4. Select rear window. 5. To increase airflow to the windshield, close the corner vents. When you switch to another mode from , the A/C setting returns to the previous setting (on or off). Select A/C, then press ENTER on the interface selector to turn the A/C off if it is on. 200 To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice From the Windows . The system 1. Select automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. . 2. Select 3. Set the fan and temperature controls to maximum level. To clear the windshield faster, you can close the dashboard corner vents by rotating the wheel next to it. This sends more warm air to the windshield defroster vents. Once the windshield is clear, select the fresh air mode to avoid fogging the windows. For your safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving. Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, A/C, and Climate Control The system automatically selects the proper mix of conditioned and/or heated air that will, as quickly as possible, raise or lower the interior temperature to your preference. In the AUTO mode, the vehicle’s interior temperature is independently regulated for the driver and passenger. If the driver’s side of the vehicle is getting too much sun, the system will adjust to a lower temperature. When you set the temperature to its lower or its upper limit, the system runs at full cooling or heating only. It does not regulate the interior temperature. 1. Press the AUTO button. 2. Set the desired temperature with the temperature control bars. You will see AUTO in the display if the climate mode is selected. When you change the fan speed, the fan is taken out of AUTO mode and starts to run at the selected speed. Semi-automatic Operation You can manually select various functions of the climate control system when it is in fully automatic mode. All other features remain automatically controlled. Making any manual selection causes the word AUTO in the display to go out. To Turn Everything Off Press the OFF button. However, a lack of airflow can cause the windows to fog up. You should keep the fan on at all times so stale air and moisture do not build up in the interior and cause fogging. 201 Features Automatic Climate Control The automatic climate control system adjusts the fan speed and airflow levels to maintain the interior temperature you select. Main Menu Table of Contents Climate Control Sensors Sunlight and Temperature Sensors SUNLIGHT SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is in the top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor is next to the steering column. Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them. 202 TEMPERATURE SENSOR Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Interface Dial Most audio system functions can still be controlled by standard buttons, dials, and knobs, but some functions can only be accessed using the interface dial. The interface dial has two parts, a knob and a selector. ENTER SELECTOR The selector can be pushed left, right, up, down, and in. Use the selector to scroll through lists, to select menus, and to highlight menu items. When you make a selection, push the center of the selector (ENTER) to go to that selection. Personalization Setting When you unlock the doors with your remote and turn the audio system on, the driver’s ID (Driver 1 or Driver 2) is detected, and the radio preset memory (see page 206 ), the auto select preset memory (see page 207 ), and the volume and sound level settings (see page 210 ) are turned to the respective memorized mode automatically. Voice Control System The audio system can also be operated by voice control. See the Navi section in your quick start guide for an overview of this system, and the navigation system manual for complete details. 203 Features KNOB The knob turns left and right. Use it to make selections or adjustments to a list or menu on the screen. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio UPPER DISPLAY U.S. models (except Alaskan and Hawaiian) POWER/ VOLUME KNOB SEEK BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON TUNE BUTTONS 204 POWER/ VOLUME KNOB SEEK BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON AM BUTTON TUNE BUTTONS AUTO SELECT BUTTON AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL Canadian, Alaskan, and Hawaiian models FM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS INTERFACE DIAL PRESET BUTTONS Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio STEREO ICON BAND To Select a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: TUNE, SEEK, SCAN, the preset buttons, and AUTO SELECT . Features To Play the AM/FM Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display. Turn the system on by pressing the power/volume knob or the AM/FM button (AM or FM button on Canadian, Alaskan and Hawaiian models). Adjust the volume by turning the power/volume knob. The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to are shown on the display. To change bands, press the AM/FM button (AM or FM button on Canadian, Alaskan and Hawaiian models). You can also change bands by pushing the interface selector up. Each time you push it up, the band will change to FM1, FM2, or AM. On the FM bands, STEREO will be shown on the navigation screen and ST on the upper display, if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction on AM is not available. TUNE ICON TUNE − Use the TUNE button to tune the radio to a desired frequency. Press the button to tune to a higher frequency, or the button to tune to a lower frequency. To tune with the interface dial, push the selector down, and turn the knob to TUNE. Then press ENTER on the selector, and turn the knob to the desired frequency. To exit the TUNE mode, press ENTER on the selector. CONTINUED 205 Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio SEEK − The SEEK function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press the or SEEK button, then release it. You can also activate SEEK by pushing the interface selector to the right or left. SCAN ICON SCAN − The SCAN function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it. 206 To scan with the interface dial, push the selector down, and then push it to the right. You will see SCAN flashing on the screen. Preset − Each preset button or preset icon can store one frequency on AM and two frequencies on FM. The system will scan for a station with a strong signal. When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station that you want to listen to, press the scan button again, or push the interface selector to the right again. 1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store two frequencies with each preset button (icon). To store a preset memory location: 2. Use the tune, seek, or scan function to tune the radio to a desired station. 3. Press the preset button, and hold it until you hear a beep. You can also store frequencies with the interface dial. Select the preset icon you want to store the frequency on, then press ENTER on the interface selector, and hold it for more than 2 seconds. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio AUTO SEL ICON system goes into scan mode for several seconds. Canadian, Alaskan, and Hawaiian models To turn off auto select, press ENTER on the interface selector (press the A.SEL button) again. This restores the presets you originally set. AUTO SELECT − If you are traveling far from home and can no longer receive your preset stations, you can use the auto select feature to find stations in the local area. U.S. models (except Alaskan and Hawaiian) Features Press the A.SEL button. You will see AUTO SEL on the screen, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. The system stores the frequencies of six AM and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons. You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset button. If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons (icons) as previously described. Push the interface selector down to scroll down the screen, highlight A.SEL, then press ENTER on the interface selector. You will see AUTO SEL on the screen, and the 207 Main Menu Table of Contents AM/FM Radio Reception Radio Frequencies The radio can receive the complete AM and FM bands. Those bands cover these frequencies: AM band: 530 to 1,710 kilohertz FM band: 87.7 to 107.9 megahertz Radio stations on the AM band are assigned frequencies at least 10 kilohertz apart (530, 540, 550). Stations on the FM band are assigned frequencies at least 0.2 megahertz apart (87.9, 88.1, 88.3). Stations must use these exact frequencies. It is fairly common for stations to round-off the frequency in their advertising, so your radio could display a frequency of 100.9 even though the announcer may identify the station as ‘‘FM101.’’ 208 Radio Reception How well the radio receives stations is dependent on many factors, such as the distance from the station’s transmitter, nearby large objects, and atmospheric conditions. A radio station’s signal gets weaker as you get farther away from its transmitter. If you are listening to an AM station, you will notice the sound volume becoming weaker, and the station drifting in and out. If you are listening to an FM station, you will see the stereo indicator flickering off and on as the signal weakens. Eventually, the stereo indicator will go off and the sound will fade completely as you get out of range of the station’s signal. Driving very near the transmitter of a station that is broadcasting on a frequency close to the frequency of the station you are listening to can also affect your radio’s reception. You may temporarily hear both stations, or hear only the station you are close to. Main Menu Table of Contents AM/FM Radio Reception As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Features Radio signals, especially on the FM band, are deflected by large objects such as buildings and hills. Your radio then receives both the direct signal from the station’s transmitter, and the deflected signal. This causes the sound to distort or flutter. This is a main cause of poor radio reception in city driving. Radio reception can be affected by atmospheric conditions such as thunderstorms, high humidity, and even sunspots. You may be able to receive a distant radio station one day and not receive it the next day because of a change in conditions. Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems. 209 Main Menu Table of Contents Adjusting the Sound BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADER are each adjustable. You can also adjust the strength of the sound coming from the center and subwoofer speakers. In addition, you can set the AudioPilot and Centerpoint features (when playing a CD-DA) to on or off. To adjust them, press the AUDIO button, push the interface selector down, and turn the interface knob to SOUND. Then press ENTER on the selector. Select the mode you want to adjust by pushing the interface selector up or down, or by turning the interface knob. SOUND ICON 210 Main Menu Table of Contents Adjusting the Sound FADER/BALANCE − These modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from each speaker. Fader adjusts the front-to-back strength, while balance adjusts the side-to-side strength. To adjust fader and balance, select FADER or BALANCE, then press ENTER on the interface selector. The current setting is shown on the screen. Turn the interface knob to the desired level, and enter your selection by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. To equalize the fader or balance, turn the interface knob until the marks on the sound grid come to the center of the adjustment bar. CENTER/SUBWOOFER − To adjust the strength of the sound from the center or subwoofer speaker, select it and press ENTER on the interface selector. Turn the interface knob to the desired level, and enter your selection by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. CONTINUED 211 Features BASS/TREBLE − To adjust bass and treble, select BASS or TREBLE, and press ENTER on the interface selector. The current setting is shown on the display. Turn the interface knob to the desired level, and enter your selection by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. Main Menu Table of Contents Adjusting the Sound AudioPilot − Bose AudioPilot digital processing monitors sound within the cabin, and helps compensate for unwanted ambient noise with no perceived change in audio volume. To set this feature on or off, select AudioPilot, and press ENTER on the interface selector. Turn the interface knob to ON or OFF, and press ENTER on the interface selector. The ON or OFF indicator is shown on the screen. Centerpoint − Bose Centerpoint signal processing processes stereo and matrix surround recordings to five independent channels, delivering a multi-channel surround sound experience, even from conventional stereo discs. To set this feature on or off, select Centerpoint, and press ENTER on the interface selector. Turn the interface knob to ON or OFF, and press ENTER on the interface selector. The ON or OFF indicator is shown on the display. NOTE: Centerpoint is only available when listening to a CD (CD-DA). 212 AudioPilot and Centerpoint are registered trade marks of the Bose corporation. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio U.S. models (except Alaskan and Hawaiian) SATELLITE RADIO BUTTON UPPER DISPLAY TUNE BUTTONS CATEGORY BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON DISPLAY/ MODE BUTTON AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL PRESET BUTTON 213 Features POWER/ VOLUME KNOB Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio Your vehicle is capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio anywhere in the United States, except Hawaii and Alaska. XM is a registered trade mark of XM Satellite Radio, Inc. In the category mode, such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc., you can navigate through all of the channels within that category. In the channel mode, you can select all of the available channels. XM Satellite Radio receives signals from two satellites to produce clear, high-quality digital reception. It offers many channels in several categories. Along with a large selection of different types of music, XM Satellite Radio also allows you to view channel and category selections in the audio display. You may experience periods when XM Satellite Radio does not transmit the artist’s name and or the song title information. If this happens, there is nothing wrong with your system. To listen to XM Satellite Radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Push the power/volume knob to turn on the audio system, and press the button. The last channel you listened to will show in the display. Adjust the volume by turning the power/volume knob. 214 MODE − To switch between the category mode and channel mode, press and hold the DISP/MODE button until the mode changes. The CATEGORY or CHANNEL mode is displayed inverted on the screen. To switch the mode with the interface dial, scroll down, select MODE, and press ENTER on the selector. Push the AUDIO button to display XM information on the screen. To change categories, press the CATEGORY button, or push the interface selector left or right. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio The system plays each channel in numerical order for a few seconds, then selects the next channel. When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, push the interface selector to the right again. Features TUNE ICON To change channels, press the TUNE button, or scroll down with the interface selector, select TUNE, and press ENTER on the selector. Then turn the interface knob to the desired channel. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category. SCAN − The scan function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode. In the category mode, only the channels within that category are scanned. To activate SCAN, press the SCAN button. To scan with the interface dial, scroll down, and push interface selector to the right. You will see SCAN on the screen. CONTINUED 215 Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio XM BAND 2. Use the TUNE or SCAN function to tune to a desired channel. In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected. In channel mode, all channels can be selected. 3. Pick the preset button you want for that channel. Press and hold the button until you hear a beep. Preset − You can store up to 12 preset channels using the six preset buttons. Each button stores one channel from the XM1 band and one channel from the XM2 band. To store a channel: button or scroll 1. Press the up by pushing the interface selector up. Either XM1 or XM2 will be shown on the display. 216 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the first six channels. button or scroll 5. Press the up again. The other XM band will be shown. Store the next six channels using steps 2 and 3. Once a channel is stored, press and release the proper preset button to tune to it. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio Signal may be blocked by mountains or large obstacles to the south. Signal weaker in these areas. SATELLITE GROUND REPEATER CONTINUED 217 Features The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions. To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas. Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems. Interference can be caused by any of these conditions: Driving on the north side of an east/west mountain road. Driving on the north side of a large commercial truck on an east/west road. Driving in tunnels. Driving on a road beside a vertical wall, steep cliff, or hill to the south of you. Driving on the lower level of a multi-tiered road. Driving on a single lane road alongside dense trees taller than 50 ft. (15 m) to the south of you. There may be other geographic situations that could affect satellite radio reception. 218 As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Receiving XM Satellite Radio Service If your XM Radio service has expired or you purchased your vehicle from a previous owner, you can listen to a sampling of the broadcasts available on XM Satellite Radio. With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position, push the power/volume knob to turn on the audio system, and press the button. A variety of music types and styles will play. If you decide to purchase XM satellite radio service, contact XM Radio at www.xmradio.com, or at 1-800-852-9696. You will need to give them your radio I.D. number and your credit card number. To get your radio I.D. number, turn the TUNE knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. After you’ve registered with XM Radio, keep your audio system in the Satellite Radio mode while you wait for activation. This should take about 30 minutes. While waiting for activation, make sure your vehicle remains in an open area with good reception. Once your audio system is activated, ‘‘category’’ or ‘‘CH’’ will appear in the display, and you’ll be able to listen to XM Radio broadcasts. XM Radio will continue to send an activation signal to your vehicle for at least 12 hours from the activation request. If the service has not been activated after 36 hours, contact XM Radio. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing Discs UPPER DISPLAY Canadian, Alaskan, and Hawaiian models LOAD BUTTON DISC BUTTON SKIP BUTTONS EJECT BUTTON SCAN BUTTON POWER/ VOLUME KNOB TUNE BUTTONS AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON Features U.S. models (except Alaskan and Hawaiian) EJECT BUTTON LOAD BUTTON DISC BUTTON SKIP BUTTONS TUNE BUTTONS POWER/ VOLUME KNOB SCAN BUTTON AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL INTERFACE DIAL CONTINUED 219 Main Menu Table of Contents Playing Discs Your vehicle’s audio system has an in-dash disc changer with the same controls used for the radio. To operate the disc changer, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. The changer can also play MP3 or WMA formats (see page 225 ). The disc changer can play these disc formats: CD (CD-DA) CD-R/RW DVD-A DTSTM The changer cannot play DVD-V or DVD-R/RW formats. The disc packages or jackets should have one of these marks. DVD-A discs not meeting DVD verification standards may not be playable. Some CD-DA and CD-ROM mixed discs are not playable. ‘‘DTS’’ and ‘‘DTS Digital Surround’’ are registered trademarks of Digital Theater System, Inc. You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this system. Do not use discs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the disc to jam in the unit. 220 Main Menu Table of Contents Playing Discs If you stop loading discs before all six positions are filled, the system will wait for 15 seconds, stop the load operation, and begin playing the last disc loaded. To load a single disc: 1. Press and release the LOAD button. You can select the position to load a disc. Turn the interface knob to select the position, then press ENTER on the selector. This starts the loading sequence. If you do not select the position, the system loads the disc to the first empty position in numerical order. If you press the LOAD button while a disc is playing, the system will stop playing that disc and start the loading sequence. It will then play the disc just loaded. 2. ‘‘NO DISC’’ is shown on the screen for an empty position in the changer. When the green load indicator comes on and you see ‘‘LOAD’’ in the upper display, insert the disc into the slot. Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. 221 Features Loading Discs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one operation: 1. With the ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position, press and hold the LOAD button until you hear a beep and see ‘‘LOAD’’ in the upper display, then release the button. 2. Insert a disc into the slot. Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. 3. When ‘‘LOAD’’ appears in the upper display again, insert the next disc into the slot. 4. Repeat this until all six positions are loaded. The system will then begin playing the last disc loaded. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing Discs To Play a Disc CURRENT DISC Select the changer by pressing the DISC button. The system will begin playing the last selected disc in the disc changer. You will see the current disc position highlighted. To select a different disc, press the corresponding number on the preset buttons, or turn the interface knob to highlight the desired disc, then press ENTER on the interface selector. 222 The player can play CD-TEXT, MP3, and WMA formats. When you play CD-TEXT, you will see the track name, artist name, and album name on the screen. When you play MP3/WMA discs, you will see the track name and folder name on the screen. If the disc was not recorded with this information, it will not be displayed. To Change Tracks Each time you press and release the button or push the interface selector to the right, the player skips forward to the beginning of the next track. Press and release the button or push the interface selector to the left to skip backward to the beginning of the current track. Press the button or push the interface selector to the left again to skip to the previous track. To move rapidly within a track, press and hold the / or / button. To Choose a Track CURRENT TRACK You can also choose a track directly from a track list. Press ENTER on the interface selector, and the track list screen will be shown. If there are no track names, track numbers are displayed. You will see the current track is highlighted. Turn the interface knob to select the desired track, then press ENTER on the interface selector. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing Discs To exit the track list display, press the AUDIO button, or push the interface selector to the left. Track Scan If you don’t, the system advances to the next track, plays about 10 seconds of it, and continues through the rest of the tracks the same way. Disc Scan SCAN ICON When you press the SCAN button or scroll down and push the interface selector to the left, the next track of the current track plays for about 10 seconds. You will see SCAN next to TRACK on the screen. To hear the rest of the track, press the SCAN button or push the interface selector seconds. You will see SCAN next to DISC on the screen. To hear the rest of the disc, press the SCAN button or push the interface selector to the right again within 10 seconds. If you don’t, the system advances to the next disc, plays about 10 seconds of it, and continues through the rest of the discs the same way. When the system reaches the last disc, DISC SCAN is canceled, and the disc plays normally. When you press and hold the SCAN button until you hear a beep or scroll down and push the interface selector to the right, the first track of the current disc plays for about 10 223 Features SCAN ICON to the left again within 10 seconds. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing Discs Track Repeat Disc Repeat REPEAT ICON REPEAT ICON TRACK REPEAT ICON DISC REPEAT ICON To replay the current track continuously, use the interface selector to scroll down, select TRACK REPEAT, and press ENTER on the interface selector. As a reminder, you will see REPEAT next to TRACK on the screen. To turn this feature off, highlight TRACK REPEAT (if not already highlighted), and press ENTER on the interface selector again. 224 To replay the current disc continuously, use the interface selector to scroll down, select DISC REPEAT, and press ENTER on the interface selector. As a reminder, you will see REPEAT next to DISC on the screen. To turn this feature off, highlight DISC REPEAT (if not already highlighted), and press ENTER on the interface selector again. Random Play RANDOM ICON TRACK RANDOM ICON To play the tracks of the current disc in random order, use the interface selector to scroll down, select TRACK RANDOM, and press ENTER on the interface selector. As a reminder, you will see RANDOM next to TRACK on the screen. To turn this feature off, highlight TRACK RANDOM (if not already highlighted), and press ENTER on the interface selector again. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing Discs To Pause a Disc To pause a disc, press the corresponding number of the current disc on the preset buttons. To play the disc again, press the preset button again. If you turn the system off while a disc is playing, either with the power/volume knob or the ignition switch, play will continue at the same point when you turn it back on. Playing an MP3/WMA Disc The changer plays MP3/WMA discs in recorded order. Maximum playable file layers are 8, and total playable tracks are 255. If your disc has a complex structure, the changer takes some time to read the disc before beginning play. The specifications of the compatible WMA file are: Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz Bit rate: 48/64/80/96/128/160/192 kbps Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session To play an MP3/WMA disc, use the disc controls previously described, along with the following information. The specifications of the compatible MP3 file are: Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1) 24/22.05/16 kHz (MPEG2) Bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112 /128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps (MPEG1) 8/16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160 kbps (MPEG2) Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session 225 Features To Stop Playing a Disc To take the system out of disc mode, press the AM/FM button (AM or FM button on Canadian, Alaskan, and Hawaiian models) or press the button (U.S. models). To return to disc mode, press the DISC button. Playing a DVD-A Disc Use the disc controls previously described. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing Discs Folder Repeat Folder Random CURRENT FOLDER FOLDER REPEAT ICON FOLDER REPEAT ICON To enter the FOLDER LIST, press ENTER on the selector, select a folder by turning the interface knob, then press ENTER on the selector. If you want to move to the parent folder, push the selector up. If there are no folder names, ‘‘No Title’’ is displayed. You will see the current folder highlighted. 226 To replay the current folder continuously, use the interface selector to scroll down, select FOLDER REPEAT with the interface knob, and press ENTER on the interface selector. As a reminder, you will see FOLDER REPEAT next to the disc number on the screen. To turn this feature off, highlight FOLDER REPEAT (if not already highlighted), and press ENTER on the selector again. FOLDER RANDOM ICON FOLDER RANDOM ICON To play the tracks of the current folder in random order, use the interface selector to scroll down, select FOLDER RANDOM with the interface knob, and press ENTER on the interface selector. As a reminder, you will see FOLDER RANDOM next to the disc number on the screen. To turn this feature off, highlight FOLDER RANDOM (if not already highlighted), and press ENTER on the selector again. Main Menu Table of Contents Playing Discs If you do not remove the disc from the slot, the system will reload the disc after 10 seconds and put the disc changer in pause mode. To begin playing the disc, press the disc button. To remove a different disc from the changer, first select it by pressing the corresponding number on the preset button or turning the interface knob, and pressing ENTER on the interface selector. When that disc begins playing, press the eject button. Features Removing Discs from the Changer To remove the disc that is currently playing, press the eject button. You will see ‘‘EJECT’’ in the upper display. When you remove the disc from the slot, the system automatically enters the previous mode [AM, FM1, FM2, or XM Satellite Radio (U.S. models except Alaskan and Hawaiian)]. The system also begins the load sequence so you can load another disc. If you do not load another disc, the load sequence is canceled, and the system continues playing in the previous mode. When you press the eject button while listening to the radio, or with the audio system turned off, the disc that was last selected is ejected. After that disc is ejected, pressing the eject button again will eject the next disc in numerical order. By doing this six times, you can remove all the discs from the changer. You can also eject discs when the ignition switch is off: To eject one disc, press and release the eject button. To eject all discs, press and hold the eject button. 227 Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Your Discs General Information When using CD-R or CD-RW discs, use only high quality discs labeled for audio use. When recording a CD-R or CD-RW, the recording must be closed for it to be used by the disc changer. Play only standard, round, 5-inch (12 cm) discs. Smaller or oddshaped discs may jam in the drive or cause other problems. Handle your discs properly to prevent damage and skipping. Protecting Discs When a disc is not being played, store it in its case to protect it from dust and other contamination. To prevent warpage, keep discs out of direct sunlight and extreme heat. To clean a disc, use a clean soft cloth. Wipe across the disc from the center to the outside edge. A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges. The small plastic pieces causing this roughness can flake off and fall on the recording surface of the disc, causing skipping or other problems. Remove these pieces by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pencil or pen. Never try to insert foreign objects in the disc changer. 228 Handle a disc by its edges; never touch either surface. Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the disc. These, along with contamination from finger prints, liquids, and felttip pens, can cause the disc to not play properly, or possibly jam in the drive. Main Menu Table of Contents Disc Changer Error Messages If you see an error message in the display while playing a disc, find the cause in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer. Error Message Cause FOCUS Error High Temperature Press the disc eject button, and remove the disc(s). Check for an error indication. Insert the disc(s) again. If the code does not disappear or the disc(s) cannot be removed, consult your dealer. Press the disc eject button, and remove the disc(s). Check for an error indication. Insert the disc(s) again. If the code does not disappear or the disc(s) cannot be removed, consult your dealer. Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. 229 Features Mechanical Error Solution Main Menu Table of Contents Remote Audio Controls Remote Audio Controls MODE BUTTON VOL BUTTON CH BUTTON Three controls for the audio system are mounted in the steering wheel hub. These let you control basic functions without removing your hand from the wheel. 230 The VOL button adjusts the volume up (▲) or down (▼). Press the top or bottom of the button, hold it until the desired volume is reached, then release it. The MODE button changes the mode. Pressing the button repeatedly selects FM1, FM2, AM, XM Satellite Radio (U.S. models except Alaskan and Hawaiian), or a disc (if a disc is loaded). If you are listening to the radio, use the CH button to change stations. Each time you press the top (+) of the button, the system goes to the next preset station on the band you are listening to. Press the bottom (−) to go back to the previous station. To search up and down from the current frequency and find a station with a strong signal, press the top (+) or bottom (−) of the button for 1 second. If you are playing a disc, the system skips to the beginning of the next track each time you press the top (+) of the CH button. Press the bottom (−) to return to the beginning of the current track. Press it again to return to the previous track. You will see the disc and track numbers in the upper display. Main Menu Table of Contents Remote Audio Controls Features If you are listening to XM Satellite Radio, use the CH button to change channels. Each time you press the top (+) of the button, the system goes to the next preset channel. Press the bottom (−) to go back to the previous preset channel. To go to the next channel of the category you are listening to, press the top (+) of the button for 1 second. Press the bottom (−) for 1 second to go back to the previous channel. To go to the next disc, press the top (+) of button for 1 second. Press the bottom (−) to go back to the previous disc. When you play an mp3 /wma disc, press the top (+) of the button for 1 second to go to the next folder. Press the bottom (−) for 1 second to go back to the previous folder. 231 Main Menu Table of Contents Radio Theft Protection Your vehicle’s audio system will disable itself if it is disconnected from electrical power for any reason. To make it work again, you must enter a specific five-digit code with the preset buttons. Because there are hundreds of number combinations possible from the five digits, making the system work without knowing the exact code is nearly impossible. You should have received a card that lists your audio system code number and serial number. It is best to store this card in a safe place at home. In addition, you should write the audio system’s serial number in this owner’s manual. If you lose the card, you must obtain the code number from your dealer. To do this, you will need the audio system’s serial number. 232 If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, or the radio fuse is removed, the audio system will disable itself. If this happens, you will see ‘‘ ’’ in the upper display the next time you turn on the system. Use the preset buttons to enter the five-digit code. The code is located on the radio code card included in your owner’s manual kit. When it is entered correctly, the radio will start playing. If you make a mistake entering the code, do not start over; complete the five-digit sequence, then enter the correct code. You have 10 tries to enter the correct code. If you are unsuccessful in 10 attempts, you must then leave the system on for 1 hour before trying again. If the code card is lost, your dealer can access your code with your radio’s serial number. To access the serial number, turn the radio on. It must display ‘‘ ’’, then turn the radio off. Push and hold the preset 1 and preset 6 buttons, then push the power/volume knob. The serial number will appear in two sets of four digits. The system will retain your AM and FM presets even if power is disconnected. Main Menu Table of Contents Security System The security system automatically sets 15 seconds after you lock the doors, close the hood, and close the trunk. For the system to activate, you must lock the doors from the outside with the remote, built-in key, lock tab, or door lock switch. The security system indicator on the instrument panel starts blinking immediately to show you the system is setting itself. With the system set, you can still open the trunk with the remote without triggering the alarm. The alarm will sound if the trunk lock is forced, or the trunk is opened with the trunk release button on the driver’s door or the emergency trunk opener. SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR Once the security system is set, opening any door or the hood without using the built-in key or the remote will cause it to sound. It also sounds if the radio is removed from the dashboard or the audio system wiring is cut. The security system will not set if the hood, trunk, or any door is not fully closed. If the system will not set, check the Door and Trunk Open monitor on the instrument panel (see page 13 ) to see if the doors and trunk are fully closed. Since it is not part of the monitor display, manually check the hood. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. 233 Features The security system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft. The horn sounds and a combination of headlights, position/side marker lights, and taillights flash if someone attempts to break into your vehicle or remove the radio. This alarm continues for 2 minutes, then the system resets. To reset an alarming system before the 2 minutes have elapsed, unlock either front door with the remote or the built-in key. Main Menu Table of Contents Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. It should be used for cruising on straight, open highways. It is not recommended for city driving, winding roads, slippery roads, heavy rain, or bad weather. Improper use of the cruise control can lead to a crash. Use the cruise control only when traveling on open highways in good weather. Using Cruise Control CRUISE BUTTON RES/ ACCEL BUTTON When cruise control is on while driving, the SH-AWD torque distribution monitor and the tire pressure monitor are not shown on the multi-information display. DECEL/SET BUTTON 1. Push in the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE MAIN indicator on the instrument panel comes on. 2. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). 234 3. Press and release the DECEL/ SET button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE CONTROL icon appears on the multi-information display to show the system is now activated. Main Menu Table of Contents Cruise Control When climbing a steep hill, the automatic transmission may downshift to hold the set speed. Changing the Set Speed You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: Press and hold the RES/ACCEL button. When you reach the desired cruising speed, release the button. Push on the accelerator pedal. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed, and press the DECEL/SET button. To increase your speed in very small amounts, tap the RES/ ACCEL button. Each time you do this, the vehicle speeds up about 1 mph (1.6 km/h). You can decrease the set cruising speed in any of these ways: Press and hold the DECEL/SET button. Release the button when you reach the desired speed. To slow down in very small amounts, tap the DECEL/SET button. Each time you do this, your vehicle slows down about 1 mph (1.6 km/h). Tap the brake pedal lightly with your foot. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator on the instrument panel will go out. When the vehicle slows to the desired speed, press the DECEL/ SET button. CONTINUED 235 Features Cruise control may not hold the set speed when you are going up and down hills. If your speed increases going down a hill, use the brakes to slow down. This cancels cruise control. On models with adaptive cruise control (ACC), this also causes the cruise control icon on the multi-information display to go off and the cruise mode icon to come on. To resume the set speed, press the RES/ACCEL button. The CRUISE CONTROL icon on the multiinformation display will come back on. Main Menu Table of Contents Cruise Control Even with cruise control on, you can still use the accelerator pedal to speed up for passing. After completing the pass, take your foot off the accelerator pedal. The vehicle will return to the set cruising speed. Cancelling Cruise Control CRUISE BUTTON Resting your foot on the brake pedal causes cruise control to cancel. CANCEL BUTTON You can cancel cruise control in any of these ways: Tap the brake pedal. Push the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. Push the CRUISE button. 236 Resuming the Set Speed When you push the CANCEL button or tap the brake pedal, the system remembers the previously set speed. To return to that speed, accelerate to above 25 mph (40 km/h), then press and release the RES/ACCEL button. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator comes on. The vehicle accelerates to the same speed as before. Pressing the CRUISE button turns the system completely off and erases the previous cruising speed. Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) ACC Components If equipped MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY ACC INDICATOR RES/ACCEL BUTTON ACC BUTTON DECEL/SET BUTTON Features Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) consists of a radar sensor in the front grille, the ACC buttons on the steering wheel, and the ACC functions of the multi-information display. The radar sensor for ACC is shared with the collision mitigation brake system (CMBS). For more information on the radar sensor, see page 326 . For more information on CMBS, see page 325 . DISTANCE BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON 237 Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Overview Adaptive cruise control (ACC) allows you to maintain a set speed and keep the vehicle ahead of you at a safe distance without having to use the accelerator pedal or the brake pedal. When the vehicle ahead of you slows down or speeds up, ACC senses the change in distance and compensates by accelerating or braking your vehicle to reach the cruising speed you previously set. The distance between vehicles is based on your speed: the faster you go, the longer the distance will be; the slower you go, the shorter it will be. 238 If the vehicle ahead of you slows down or speeds up suddenly, ACC alerts you by sounding a beeper and displaying a message on the multiinformation display. The ACC radar sensor in the front grille can detect and monitor the distance of a vehicle up to 328 feet (100 meters) ahead of your vehicle. For more information on the radar sensor, see page 326 . Important Safety Precautions As with any system, there are limits to ACC. Inappropriate use of ACC can result in a serious accident. Use the brake pedal whenever necessary, and always keep a safe distance between your vehicle and other vehicles. Do not use ACC under these conditions: In poor visibility. In heavy traffic. When you must slow down and speed up repeatedly. On winding roads. When you enter a toll gate, interchange, service area, parking area, etc. In these areas, there is no vehicle ahead of you, but ACC would still try to accelerate to your set speed. In bad weather (rain, fog, snow, etc.) On a slippery road (for example a road covered with ice or snow). Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operating Characteristics Improper use of ACC can lead to a crash. Features Use ACC only when traveling on open highways in good weather. When there is no vehicle ahead within ACC range Your vehicle will maintain a set cruising speed. When a vehicle ahead is within ACC range and going slower than your set speed If the vehicle ahead of you is going slower than your set speed, your vehicle will slow down to the speed of that vehicle. Your vehicle will then follow at a constant distance until the vehicle ahead changes speed again. CONTINUED 239 Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) If the vehicle ahead of you slows down abruptly, or if another vehicle cuts in front of you, a beeper sounds and a message appears on the multiinformation display to warn you. In the case, decelerate your vehicle by pressing the brake pedal, and keep an appropriate distance from the vehicle ahead. When a vehicle ahead is within ACC range and going at a steady speed Your vehicle follows the vehicle ahead of it, keeping a constant distance. ACC will not keep your vehicle at a constant distance if the vehicle ahead of you goes out of range of your set speed. 240 If the vehicle ahead of you slows down and changes lanes, ACC no longer tracks it. Your vehicle will then return to your set speed. Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Limitations ACC does not work below 25 mph (40 km/h). It cannot bring your vehicle to a complete stop. Features ACC will not sound a beeper or display a message on the multiinformation display to warn you of vehicles going slower than 13 mph (20 km/h) or vehicles that are parked. In these cases, it is up to you to maintain a safe distance by using the brake pedal. ACC may react to vehicles beside you or even building beside you by momentarily applying the brakes or sounding a beeper under conditions such as a sudden curve or narrowing of the road, an abrupt movement of the steering wheel, or if you are in an unusual position within your lane. ACC may not recognize motorcycles or other small vehicles ahead of your vehicle. 241 Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Using the ACC DECEL/SET BUTTON ACC BUTTON 1. Push the ACC button on the steering wheel. The ACC indicator on the instrument panel comes on, and ‘‘ACC’’ is shown on the multiinformation display. 2. Accelerate to the desired speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). 3. Press and release the DECEL/ SET button on the steering wheel. If you press the DECEL/SET button when the vehicle speed is below 25 mph (40 km/h), you will hear three beeps. This means ACC is not activated, and you cannot set your speed. When your speed reaches 25 mph (40 km/h), ACC goes into wait mode, and ‘‘ACC STANDBY’’ is shown on the multi-information display. CONTINUED 242 Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) U.S. SET VEHICLE SPEED When the speed is set, it is shown along with a vehicle icon and distance bars on the multiinformation display. Refer to page 246 for how to set and change the set distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you. U.S. INITIAL SPEED UNIT CANADA If you change the speed unit measurement from the factory default setting, the initial speed unit measurement is shown under the current unit. PREVIOUSLY SET SPEED CANADA If you cancel ACC by pressing the CANCEL button or by tapping the brake pedal, the previously set cruising speed is shown on the multiinformation display. To store this speed as your new cruising speed, press and release the RES/ACCEL button. To change the speed unit measurement from mph to km/h, see page 89 . 243 Features SET VEHICLE DISTANCE CANADA U.S. Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Increasing the Set Speed The set speed can be increased using the RES/ACCEL button or the accelerator pedal. amounts, tap the RES/ACCEL button repeatedly. Each time you do this, your vehicle will speed up about 1 mph (1 km/h). To increase the set speed with the RES/ACCEL button, do this: While the vehicle accelerates to the set speed, the set speed on the multiinformation display will flash. If a vehicle ahead of you is driving at a slower speed than the speed you want to set, your vehicle will not accelerate; it will keep some distance between your vehicles. To increase the set speed with the accelerator pedal, do this: RES/ACCEL BUTTON Press and hold the RES/ACCEL button. The vehicle will accelerate. When you reach the speed you want, release the button. To increase your speed in small 244 Press the accelerator pedal to increase to the speed you want, then press the DECEL/SET button. The set speed will be shown on the multiinformation display. If you do not press the DECEL/SET button, your vehicle will return to the previously set speed. The ACC beeper will not sound while you press the accelerator pedal, no matter how close you get to the vehicle ahead of you. Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Decreasing the Set Speed The set speed can be decreased using the DECEL/SET button or the brake pedal. To decrease the set speed with the DECEL/SET button, do this: Detecting a Vehicle Ahead of You U.S. The set cruising speed will be shown on the multi-information display. On a steep downhill, the vehicle speed may exceed the set cruising speed. Features SET/DECEL BUTTON Each time you do this, your vehicle slows down about 1 mph (1 km/h). CANADA To decrease the set speed with the brake pedal, do this: Press and hold the DECEL/SET button. Release the button when you reach the speed you want. To slow down in small amounts, tap the DECEL/SET button repeatedly. Tap the brake pedal. When the vehicle slows down to the speed you want, press the DECEL/SET button. The set speed will be shown on the multi-information display. If you use the brake pedal to decrease speed, and then press the RES/ACCEL button, your vehicle will return to the previously set speed. When the system detects a vehicle ahead of you, a beeper sounds once and a solid-line vehicle icon appears on the multi-information display. CONTINUED 245 Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Changing Vehicle Distance U.S. DISTANCE BUTTON To change the range, press the DISTANCE button. Each time you press the button, the range changes from Long, to Middle, and then to Short. The higher your vehicle speed is, the longer the distance will be set as shown below. CANADA Speed Vehicle Distance Long When that vehicle changes lanes or goes out of ACC range, a beeper sounds once. If there is no vehicle ahead of you within ACC range, a dotted-line vehicle icon will be on the multi-information display. To set the ACC beeper on or off, see page 87 . 246 With ACC on, the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you is controlled and maintained. You can change this distance to one of three ranges: long, middle, or short, Middle Short 50 mph (80 Km/h) 65 mph (104 Km/h) 154 feet 47 meters 111 feet 34 meters 85 feet 26 meters 200 feet 61 meters 173 feet 42 meters 101 feet 31 meters Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) The distance you select is also shown on the multi-information display. Canceling the ACC CANCEL BUTTON U.S. LONG RANGE If you cancel ACC by pressing the ACC button, the previously set cruising speed is erased from memory. U.S. MIDDLE RANGE CANADA ACC is canceled whenever you do any of these actions: Push the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. U.S. Tap the brake pedal. SHORT RANGE CANADA Press the ACC button. The ACC indicator in the instrument panel goes off. 247 Features CANADA When you push the CANCEL button or tap the brake pedal to cancel ACC, the set cruising speed stays in memory. When you turn on ACC again, the speed is shown on the multi-information display. To return to that speed, accelerate to over 25 mph (40 km/h), then press the RES/ ACCEL button. Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Automatic ACC Cancellation When ACC is automatically cancelled, the beeper sounds three times, and an ACC OFF message appears on the multi-information display for 3 seconds. Driving on a mountainous road, or driving off road for extended periods. ACC Indicator ACC INDICATOR Abrupt steering wheel movement. When the ABS or VSA is activated. Any of these conditions may cause ACC to cancel: The vehicle speed decreases below 22 mph (35 km/h). Poor weather (rain, fog, snow, etc.) When the radar sensor in the front grill gets dirty. The vehicle ahead of you cannot be detected. An abnormal tire condition is detected, or the tires are skidding. When the VSA indicator comes on. If ACC is cancelled by any these conditions, wait until the condition improves, then press the RES/ ACCEL button to restore ACC. When you do this, the vehicle will resume its set cruising speed. If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position after ACC was automatically cancelled, the set speed is erased, and you must enter it again (see page 242 ). 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, there is a problem in the ACC system. If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. The ACC system cannot be used while this indicator is on. 248 Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Messages on the Multi-Information Display The multi-information display shows various messages related to ACC. For a description of each ACC message you may see, refer to the chart on this and the following page. Message Description ACC is on. Features ACC is on and in standby mode. A cruising speed can be set by pressing the DECEL/SET button. U.S. CANADA ACC is in standby mode, and the previously set cruising speed is in memory. The previously set speed can be resumed by pressing the RES/ ACCEL button. CONTINUED 249 Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Message Description U.S. ACC detects a vehicle ahead of you. CANADA You will hear a beep when the vehicle moves out of the ACC radar sensor’s range. U.S. ACC does not detect a vehicle ahead of you. CANADA You will hear a beep when ACC detects a vehicle ahead of you. ACC has automatically cancelled because its radar sensor in the front grill is dirty. You will hear three beeps. 250 Message Description ACC has automatically cancelled because of bad weather or other conditions. You will hear three beeps. Apply the brakes immediately. Your vehicle is too close to the vehicle ahead of it. You will hear a continuous beep. ACC needs to be checked. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer. Main Menu Table of Contents Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Switching to Cruise Control DISTANCE BUTTON Features Press the distance button. To switch from ACC to cruise control, press the distance button on the steering wheel, and hold it for 1 second. When you press the button, you will see CRUISE MODE SELECTED on the multi-information display for 2 seconds. To switch back to ACC, press and hold the distance button again for 1 second. When the cruise control is selected, ACC does not sound a beeper or display a message on the multiinformation display. Make sure to keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you. Always be aware which mode is selected. 251 Main Menu Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver The HomeLink universal transceiver built into your vehicle can be programmed to operate up to three remotely controlled devices around your home, such as garage doors, lighting, or home security systems. General Information If you are training HomeLink to operate a garage door or gate, you should unplug the motor for that device during training. Repeatedly pressing the remote control button could burn out the motor. HomeLink stores the code in a permanent memory. There should be no need to retrain HomeLink if your vehicle’s battery goes dead or is disconnected. If your garage door opener was manufactured before April 1982, you may not be able to program HomeLink to operate it. They do not have the safety feature that causes the motor to stop and 252 reverse if an obstacle is detected during closing, increasing the risk of injury. Important Safety Precautions Always refer to the opening instructions and safety information that came with your garage door opener or other equipment you intend to operate with HomeLink. If you do not have this information, contact the manufacturer of the equipment. For quick and accurate training, make sure the remote control transmitter for the device (garage door, automatic gate, security system, etc.) has a fresh battery. Training HomeLink Before you begin − If you just received your vehicle and have not trained any of the buttons in HomeLink before, you should erase any previously learned codes before training the first button. To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons on the HomeLink transceiver for about 20 seconds, until the red indicator flashes. Release the buttons, then proceed to step 1. If you are training the second or third buttons, go directly to step 1. 1. Unplug the garage door opener motor from the electrical outlet. 2. Hold the end of the garage door opener remote 2 to 5 inches from HomeLink. Make sure you are not blocking your view of the red indicator in HomeLink. Main Menu Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver RED INDICATOR 4. Press and hold the remote transmitter button and one of the HomeLink buttons at the same time. While continuing to hold the HomeLink button, press and release the remote transmitter button every 2 seconds. If the red indicator in HomeLink begins to flash slowly at first, then rapidly, release both buttons, and go to step 5. If the red indicator in HomeLink continues to flash slowly (does not begin to flash rapidly), repeat steps 2 thru 4. 5. Plug in the garage door opener motor, then test the HomeLink button by pushing it for about 1 second. If the button works, programming is complete. If the button does not work go to step 6. 6. Push and hold the HomeLink button for a few seconds, then watch the red indicator on HomeLink. If the indicator stays on or flashes slowly, repeat steps 2 thru 5. If the indicator flashes rapidly for 2 seconds then stays on, you have a rolling code transmitter: go to ‘‘Training with a Rolling Code System’’ (see page 254 ). 7. Repeat these steps to train the other two HomeLink buttons to operate any other compatible remotely controlled devices around your home (lighting, automatic gate, security system, CONTINUED etc.). 253 Features 3. Press and hold the remote transmitter button and one of the HomeLink buttons at the same time. If the red indicator in HomeLink begins to flash slowly at first, then rapidly, release both buttons, and go to step 5. If the red indicator in HomeLink continues to flash slowly (does not flash rapidly), your remote transmitter may stop transmitting after a short time. Go to step 4. Main Menu Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Training With a Rolling Code System For security purposes, newer garage door opening systems use a ‘‘rolling’’ or variable code. Information from the remote control and the garage door opener are needed before HomeLink can operate the garage door opener. The ‘‘Training HomeLink’’ procedure trains HomeLink to the proper garage door opener code. The following procedure synchronizes HomeLink to the garage door opener so it sends and receives the correct codes. 1. Make sure you have properly completed the ‘‘Training HomeLink’’ procedure. 2. Find the ‘‘training’’ button on your garage door opener unit. The location will vary, depending on the manufacturer. 254 TRAINING BUTTON 4. Press and hold the button on HomeLink for 3 to 4 seconds. 5. Press and hold the HomeLink button again for 3 to 4 seconds. This should turn off the training indicator on the garage door opener unit. (Some systems may require you to press the button up to three times.) 6. Press the HomeLink button again. It should operate the garage door. 3. Press the training button on the garage door opener unit until the indicator next to the button comes on. The indicator may blink, or come on and stay on. You then have approximately 30 seconds to complete the following steps. Main Menu Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Erasing Codes To erase the codes stored in all three buttons, press and hold the two outside buttons until the red indicator begins to flash, then release the buttons. Retraining a Button If you want to retrain a programmed button for a new device, you do not have to erase all button memory. You can replace the existing memory code using this procedure: 1. Press and hold the HomeLink button to be trained until the HomeLink indicator begins to flash slowly. If a rolling code transmitter was previously programmed, the indicator will flash rapidly for 2 seconds, and then stay on for about 23 seconds. 2. Once the HomeLink indicator begins to flash slowly, continue to hold the HomeLink button, and follow steps 3 thru 6 under ‘‘Training HomeLink’’ (see page 252 ). Customer Assistance If you have problems with training the HomeLink Universal Transceiver, or would like information on home products that can be operated by HomeLink, call (800) 355-3515. On the Internet, go to www.homelink.com. HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc. 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. 255 Features You should erase all three codes before selling the vehicle. If a standard transmitter was programmed, the indicator will stay on for about 25 seconds. Main Menu Table of Contents AcuraLink U.S. models except Alaskan and Hawaiian AcuraLink enhances your ownership experience by providing a direct communication link between your vehicle and the Acura Server. Working through the XM radio satellite, AcuraLink works in conjunction with the navigation system, HandsFreeLink (HFL), and audio system in your vehicle. It displays and receives several kinds of messages, including: Interface Dial Most AcuraLink functions are controlled by the interface dial. The interface dial has two parts, a knob and a selector. KNOB ENTER Operating tips and information on your vehicle’s features. SELECTOR Important recall and safety information. Maintenance information to keep your vehicle in top condition. Diagnostic information to provide information about any problems with your vehicle. 256 The knob turns left and right. Use it to make selections or adjustments to a list or menu on the screen. The selector can be pushed left, right, up, down, and in. Use the selector to scroll through lists, to select menus, and to highlight menu items. When you make a selection, push the center of the selector (ENTER) to go to that selection. Main Menu Table of Contents AcuraLink Reading Messages If you have a new message, an envelope icon appears in the top right corner of the navigation screen. Select Message to display the Select a message category screen. Then, select ALL MESSAGES. Unread messages have a closed envelope icon next to them. The icon disappears when it has already been read. To open a message: Press ENTER on the interface selector, then select New Message from the navigation system map menu. If there is more than one new message, you will see a list of message titles. Scroll up or down, and select the message you want to read by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. After purchasing your vehicle, messages may not appear immediately. Your dealer has to register the vehicle identification before you can receive messages. This can take several days to process. To view previously read messages, press the INFO button, then select MESSAGES. 257 Features NOTE: Only diagnostic info messages appear while driving. They indicate if your vehicle has a problem that may need immediate attention (see page 263 ). Main Menu Table of Contents AcuraLink Deleting Messages NOTE: Diagnostic info and recall/ campaign messages can only be deleted by your dealer. To delete a single message: Press the INFO button to bring up the Information screen. Scroll to the Messages option, then select it by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. Use the interface knob to scroll up or down to the message title you want to delete, and select it by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. Scroll to Delete with the interface knob, and select it by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. To delete all messages: NOTE: The Delete All Messages command only works for quick tip and maintenance minder messages. Other messages must be deleted individually. Press the SETUP button to view the setup screen. Select MORE by pushing the interface selector to the right. Use the interface knob to scroll to the AcuraLink/Messages button, and select it by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. Scroll to the Delete Messages option, and select it by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. Scroll to the category with the messages you want to delete, and select the category by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. 258 Message Options When you open a message, you can read a summary of it, and then choose one of several options. If an option is not available for a message, that button will not be highlighted. Main Menu Table of Contents AcuraLink Delete − Select this button to delete the current message. Call − Select this button to call a phone number embedded in the message. When you select Call, the HandsFreeLink (HFL) dials the number for you. To make a call, your Bluetooth compatible phone must be paired to your vehicle’s HandsFreeLink (see page 278 ). More Info − Select this button to get more information about the current diagnostic message. To use this option, your cell phone must be linked to the HFL and have a compatible data service available. Access the Owner Link website to find out which data services are currently compatible with AcuraLink. Message Preferences To set your AcuraLink preferences (the types of messages you want to receive, if any), visit the Owner Link website at www.owners.acura.com, and choose what you would like to receive. If you do not have internet access, call Acura Client Services at (800) 382-2238; they can set your message preferences for you. Find Nearest Acura Dealer − Select this button to find the nearest Acura dealer using the navigation system. 259 Features Voice − Select this button to hear a voice read the entire message. This gives you more information than the screen can display at one time. When you select the Voice button, it changes to a Stop Reading button. Select the button again to stop the voice. Call Your Acura Dealer − Select this button to call the Acura dealer you purchased your vehicle from. AcuraLink also directs you to this dealer so you can schedule a maintenance appointment or receive information about a message. If you visit another dealer for service two times within a 14-month period, AcuraLink will reset to call that dealer. Main Menu Table of Contents AcuraLink AcuraLink/Message Screen To access the following functions, press the SETUP button, push the interface dial to the right to select MORE, then rotate the interface dial to select AcuraLink/Messages. Delete Messages − Select this button to delete all stored messages within a category, except for diagnostic info and recall campaign messages. These messages can only be deleted by a certified technician after the recall or problem is done or corrected, or through a broadcast message from Acura. New Message Notification − Select ON if you want to be notified of new messages (envelope icon appears on the navigation screen). Select OFF if you do not want to be notified of new messages (envelope icon does not appear on the navigation screen). 260 Auto Reading − Select ON to have the system automatically read each message to you. Select OFF to manually select the Voice button when you want a message read to you. Phone-Data Connection − Select this button to begin the process required to connect to Acura. This is used to access the most recent diagnostic information when a problem occurs. NOTE: For the Phone Data Connection button to be active, you need a Bluetooth compatible and enabled cell phone paired to the HandsFreeLink (HFL), and a compatible data service (see Pairing Your Phone on page 283 ). Main Menu Table of Contents AcuraLink Quick Tips Feature Guide These messages, based on updated vehicle information and comments from other RL owners, supplement your Owner’s Manual and Quick Start Guide. They provide you with relevant information for a safe and enjoyable ownership experience. For additional information, call Acura Client Services directly through the HFL. During the first 90 days of ownership, one of 32 different messages appears each day. These messages help you to use and understand the technological features of your vehicle. Features Message Categories There are six message categories in AcuraLink: Quick Tips, Feature Guides, Maintenance Minders, Recalls/Campaigns, Diagnostic Info, and Dealer Appointment Reminders. The system can store up to 256 messages. Message categories can be added, revised, or deleted through broadcast messages from Acura. 261 Main Menu Table of Contents AcuraLink Maintenance Minder These messages provide detailed information about the service needed for your vehicle. When a maintenance message appears on the multi-information display, a list of needed maintenance items also appears in an AcuraLink message. These messages tell you the exact maintenance needed, helping you to avoid unnecessary maintenance costs. 262 You can then use the message options to call your dealer for an appointment or to find the nearest dealer. Recall/Campaigns If your vehicle is affected by a recall or other important safety information, a letter will be mailed to you about the issue and how to fix it. If you don’t get your vehicle fixed, you will also receive a reminder message through AcuraLink. You can then use the message options to call your dealer for an appointment or to find the nearest dealer. Main Menu Table of Contents AcuraLink Depending on the severity of the problem, the message will let you know if you should see your dealer immediately or if you can wait a while. The AcuraLink system cannot determine some mechanical problems (such as squeaks or rattles) that are not triggered by the diagnostic indicator monitors. A diagnostic message is generated if any of the instrument panel indicators stay on when they should go off. For more information on the instrument panel indicators, see page 61 . Features Diagnostic Info If an instrument panel indicator stays on when it should go off, or a message appears on the multiinformation display, AcuraLink can identify the problem, send the information to Acura for analysis, and then provide you with the most accurate repair information available all before going to a dealer. This helps you handle the problem as it occurs, preventing or limiting costly repairs. When an instrument panel indicator comes on, AcuraLink immediately notifies you with the message, ‘‘Check more information.’’ If you do not want the information right away, select the Check Later option. If you want the information now, select the Check Now option. (If the navigation screen is not active, you must select OK from the navigation disclaimer screen before you can check the information.) You will see information from the onboard troubleshooting database. You can then use message options to call your dealer for an appointment, find the nearest dealer, or find out more information about the issue. CONTINUED 263 Main Menu Table of Contents AcuraLink When you select the More Info option, if the HFL is connected to a cellular data service, AcuraLink gathers more information about the problem, and sends it to Acura. There, the information is analyzed and returned to the vehicle with the most accurate repair information. Dealer Appointment Reminder When you make an appointment through the Owner’s Link Online Scheduling Service, you can be reminded about that appointment through the AcuraLink two days in advance. If you need to reschedule, you can call your dealer directly with the HFL. The timing of your reminder is based on your reminder preference established on Owner Link. 264 Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar U.S. models only The OnStar system in your vehicle gives you access to a wide range of services and information with the touch of a button. An OnStar advisor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. OnStar Control Panel SYSTEM STATUS INDICATOR CALL ANSWER/ CALL END (WHITE PHONE) BUTTON VOICE ACTIVATED KEY PAD BUTTON EMERGENCY BUTTON OnStar SERVICES BUTTON The OnStar buttons and indicator are located on the ceiling near the front ceiling light. 265 Features The Safe and Sound Plan provides these features: Roadside Assistance Emergency Services Automatic Notification of Airbag Deployment Accident Assistance Remote Door Locking/Unlocking Stolen Vehicle Tracking Misplaced Vehicle Assistance Online Concierge Services The Directions and Connections Plan provides these additional features: Route Support Ride Assist Information and Convenience Services Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar OnStar Services Button Press this button to contact an OnStar advisor. You will hear a chime, followed by the announcement, ‘‘Connecting to OnStar.’’ The connection should take about 15 seconds. The advisor will assist you with any of the services included in your plan. Depending on which service you request, you may need to give your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to the advisor. Your PIN is a number you make up and provide when you establish your OnStar service. If cellular telephone service is not available in the area you are driving in, you will hear a fast busy signal. The system will retry the connection several times before returning to the ready mode. 266 To cancel the retry, press the white phone button. A microphone is located in the base of the OnStar control panel so you can speak to the advisor without taking your hands off the steering wheel or diverting your attention from the road. The OnStar advisor’s voice comes from the audio system’s speakers. Use the volume control on the audio system or on the steering wheel to adjust the volume. Recording an Advisor or Virtual Advisor Message You can record up to 5 minutes of information from your OnStar Advisor or the virtual advisor. This is helpful for reviewing the route, hotel, or restaurant information you receive from the OnStar center. To record a message: During your call to the advisor or virtual advisor, press and release the OnStar button. The system beeps to indicate that it is recording. When you are finished recording, press and release the OnStar button again. The system beeps and stops recording. To hear the first playback of a message: Press the white phone button. The system responds with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Advisor playback.’’ The recorded message is played through the audio system speakers. When you are finished listening, press the white phone button. The system responds with ‘‘Goodbye.’’ Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar Recording a new message will delete the previous message. The advisor will ask about the nature of the emergency, locate your vehicle, and notify the appropriate emergency service agencies. If you press this button accidentally, do not cancel the call. Wait until the OnStar advisor answers, then explain your mistake. Voice Activated Keypad Button Press this button to send dial tones while communicating with an automated phone system during an OnStar personal call (see page 270 ). Features To hear a message again: Press the white phone button. The system responds with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Advisor playback.’’ The system responds with ‘‘Play or Resume.’’ If you say ‘‘Play,’’ the message plays from the beginning. If you say ‘‘Resume,’’ the message plays from the point you previously stopped it. Call Answer/Call End Button Press this white phone button to end a call to the OnStar advisor. If the OnStar center calls you, press this button to answer the call. Emergency Button Press this button to contact an OnStar advisor only if you have an emergency situation. You will hear a tone, followed by the announcement, ‘‘Connecting to OnStar Emergency.’’ Your call is given highest priority. This button is also used to initiate the Personal Calling and Virtual Advisor services, if you have subscribed. 267 Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar System Status Indicator This indicator shows you the status of the system. Solid Green − The system is ready for use. Blinking Green − A call is in progress. Solid Red − There is a problem with the system. Press the OnStar button to contact an advisor. If the call connects, the advisor will assist you with verifying the system’s operation. If you are not able to contact an advisor, take your vehicle to an Acura dealer to have the system diagnosed. Blinking Red − There is a problem with the system while a call is in progress. 268 Safe and Sound Plan Features The OnStar system uses the global positioning system (GPS) to locate your vehicle whenever you place a call. This allows the advisor to quickly contact the nearest services without requiring you to provide detailed directions. Roadside Assistance − Contact the OnStar advisor if you need assistance with a problem (flat tire, out of fuel, etc.) while traveling. The advisor will contact an appropriate agency to come and assist you. Emergency Services − Contact an OnStar advisor if you have an emergency situation. The advisor will contact the nearest emergency services provider (ambulance, fire department, etc.) and advise them of your situation. Automatic Notification of Airbag Deployment − If you are ever in an accident that causes the airbags to deploy, the OnStar system automatically places a call (provided the OnStar system and your vehicle’s electrical system are still intact). The advisor will attempt to speak to you to evaluate the situation, and contact the nearest emergency services provider. Accident Assistance − The OnStar advisor can help you if you are ever in a minor accident by asking you for information about the accident. Complete, detailed information will make it easier to complete accident reports and insurance claims. Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar Stolen Vehicle Tracking − Using GPS, OnStar can locate your vehicle almost anywhere. If your vehicle is ever stolen, contact OnStar at (888) 4-ONSTAR. The advisor will put you in contact with the proper authorities, and assist them with locating your vehicle. Misplaced Vehicle Assistance − If you are unable to locate your vehicle in a large parking lot or parking structure, contact OnStar at (888) 4-ONSTAR. The advisor will remotely activate the exterior lights and the horn, allowing you to locate your vehicle. Online Concierge Services − From your computer, you can log into www. myonstar.com to make dinner reservations, purchase tickets to events, send flowers, etc. Directions and Connections Plan Features The Directions and Connections Plan provides these additional features: Route Support − The OnStar advisor can give you verbal directions from your current location to a desired destination. Ride Assist − If you need a ride (taxi, limousine service, etc.) the OnStar advisor can make the arrangements for you. Use the OnStar button, or call (888) 4-ONSTAR. Information and Convenience Services − The OnStar advisor can give you information on nearby hotels, restaurants, ATMs, hospitals, gas stations, and many other services in any area you are traveling. The advisor can also help you with hotel or restaurant reservations. 269 Features Remote Door Locking/Unlocking − By sending a signal to your vehicle, the advisor can lock or unlock your vehicle’s doors. This is helpful if you are away from your vehicle and realize you forgot to lock the doors, or if you have locked the remote or built-in key in your vehicle. To get OnStar’s assistance, call (888) 4-ONSTAR (466-7827). Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar Personal Calling The OnStar Personal Calling plan is an extra-cost option that gives you the ability to use your vehicle’s OnStar system as a hands-free cellular telephone. To sign up for Personal Calling, press the OnStar button in your vehicle, and notify the advisor that you’d like to sign up. The advisor will get all the information needed to set up your account, and provide you with your new cellular telephone number. You will need to provide a credit card number, and prepurchase ‘‘units’’ or minutes of air time (one unit equals 1 minute). 270 Placing a Telephone Call − You must use voice commands to give the OnStar system your calling information. To make a phone call: Press the white phone button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Dial.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘Phone number to dial, please.’’ Say the entire number without pausing. OnStar will repeat the number. Say ‘‘Yes’’ to dial the number, or say ‘‘No’’ to try again. OnStar will respond with ‘‘Dialing’’ and then repeat the complete telephone number. It will then place the telephone call. When you have finished your conversation, press the white phone button to hang up. If you make a mistake speaking the phone number, or the system responds with the wrong number, say ‘‘Clear.’’ This will cause the system to erase the number. Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar You can also enter the number one digit at a time. To make a phone call: If you make a mistake speaking a digit of the phone number, or the system responds with the wrong digit, say ‘‘Clear.’’ This will cause the system to erase the last digit. If you need to cancel the phone call attempt before entering the complete phone number, say ‘‘Cancel.’’ The system will cancel the operation and return to Ready. If the system has difficulty understanding a voice command, it can respond with: ‘‘Pardon’’ − The system could not match your voice command to one it knows. Repeat the command distinctly. ‘‘Slower please’’ − The system missed the command because it was not ready for it, or there was too much background noise. Repeat the command after a short pause. 271 Features Press the white phone button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Digit dial.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘First digit to dial, please.’’ Say the first digit of the number. OnStar will repeat that digit. Always wait for OnStar to confirm the digit before going to the next digit. Say the second digit of the number. OnStar will repeat that digit. Continue this until you have given OnStar the complete telephone number. Then say ‘‘Dial.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘Dialing’’ and then repeat the complete telephone number. It will then place the telephone call. When you have finished your conversation, press the white phone button again to hang up. Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar Voice Activated Key Pad − This feature allows you to access most voicemail systems and respond to number requests from computer systems, such as ‘‘Press 1 for sales; press 2 for service.’’ To use the voice activated keypad during a call, do this: While in a personal call, press the Voice Activated Key Pad ( ) button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘First digit to send please.’’ Say the first digit of the number you want to send. OnStar will repeat that digit. Always wait for OnStar to confirm the digit before going to the next digit. OnStar will repeat that digit. Say the second digit of the number. Continue this until you have given OnStar the complete number. Then say ‘‘Send.’’ OnStar will send the number by dial tones. 272 Incoming Telephone Calls − When someone places a telephone call to you, the audio system will mute and you will hear the ring. Press the white phone button to answer the call. When you have completed the call, press the white phone button again to hang up. Using Name Tags The OnStar system can store up to twenty 32-digit telephone numbers in its memory. When you store these numbers in its memory, you give each one a name tag. When you want to place a telephone call, you can recall the number by giving the system the name tag. Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar You can also store a telephone number and its name tag one digit at a time. To store them in the system: Press the white phone button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘ready.’’ Say ‘‘Digit store.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘First digit to store, please.’’ Say the first digit of the number. OnStar will repeat that digit. Say the second digit of the number. OnStar will repeat that digit. Continue this until you have given OnStar the complete telephone number. Then say ‘‘Store.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘Name tag, please.’’ Say the name that you want assigned to that telephone number. Features Storing a Name Tag − To store a telephone number and its name tag in the system, do this: Press the white phone button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Store.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘Phone number to store, please.’’ Say the entire number. OnStar will repeat the number, and then say ‘‘Yes or No.’’ Say ‘‘Yes,’’ or say ‘‘No’’ to try again. OnStar will respond with ‘‘Name tag, please.’’ Say the name that you want assigned to that telephone number. 273 Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar Placing a Telephone Call − To place a telephone call using a name tag, do this: Press the white phone button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Call.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘Name tag, please.’’ Say the name tag for the number you want to call. OnStar will respond with ‘‘Calling <name tag>,’’ then place the telephone call. If you have forgotten what name tags you have stored, the system will read them to you. Press the white phone button. When the system responds with ‘‘OnStar ready,’’ say ‘‘Directory.’’ The system will then repeat all stored name tags. 274 Deleting a Name Tag − To delete a name tag and telephone number from memory, do this: Press the Call Answer or Call End button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Delete.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘Name tag, please.’’ Say the name tag for the number you want to delete. OnStar will respond with ‘‘Delete <name tag>, yes or no.’’ Say ‘‘Yes.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘Deleting <name tag>.’’ Redialing a Number − To redial the last telephone number you called: Press the Call Answer or Call End button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Redial.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘Redialing,’’ then place the telephone call. Security Code By giving the system a security code that you make up, you can lock out the personal calling and virtual advisor capabilities of the system so unauthorized people cannot make telephone calls. To turn security on or off, do this: Press the white phone button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Security.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘First digit of security code, please.’’ Say the first digit of the code. Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar If you forget the security code entered, or someone else enters a security code unknown to you, you must contact an OnStar advisor to reset the code. Press the OnStar button, or call (888) 4-ONSTAR. Keeping Track of Units You must prepurchase units (minutes) of cellular air time. The OnStar system tracks how many units you have remaining. To find out how many units you have remaining, do this: Press the white phone button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Units.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘Verify or add.’’ Say ‘‘Verify.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘You have <number> units remaining.’’ Adding Units − To purchase more units of cellular air time, do this: Press the white phone button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Units.’’ OnStar will respond with ‘‘Verify or add.’’ Say ‘‘Add.’’ OnStar will connect you to an automated system to handle your purchase. It is also possible to press the Onstar button and talk to an advisor to purchase more air time. You can also call OnStar at (888) 4-ONSTAR, or get information about your account at the OnStar web site, www.onstar.com. 275 Features OnStar will repeat that digit. Say the second digit of the code. OnStar will repeat that digit. Say the third digit of the code. OnStar will repeat that digit. Say the fourth digit of the code. OnStar will respond with ‘‘Security is ON/OFF.’’ Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar OnStar Virtual Advisor When you subscribe to personal calling, you can also enjoy the benefits of virtual advisor. This feature lets you hear information in your vehicle about weather, sports, news, and stocks. It is even possible to have your e-mail read to you. Although Virtual Advisor can provide information on many subjects, you can set up a customized profile with OnStar that makes it easier to get information about areas that are of specific interest to you. To do this, you must go to the OnStar web site, www.onstar.com. This is a secure site; you will need your account number and PIN to access your account information and to design your customized profile. 276 If you do not have Internet access, a default profile can be set up for you. To use the virtual advisor from your vehicle, do this: Press the white phone button. OnStar will respond with ‘‘OnStar ready.’’ Say ‘‘Virtual Advisor.’’ The system will connect you to the Virtual Advisor. The Virtual Advisor will prompt you for the information you desire. If you would like to hear a list of voice commands that are available, say ‘‘What are my choices.’’ OnStar is continually upgrading the system, so new commands become available. Personal Identification Number You make up and provide your Personal Identification Number (PIN) when you establish your account with OnStar. You should write down your PIN, and keep it with you at all times. You can change your PIN at any time. Contact the OnStar advisor by pressing the OnStar button, or by calling (888) 4-ONSTAR. If you forget your PIN, contact the OnStar advisor. For security reasons, your PIN will be mailed to you. Main Menu Table of Contents OnStar OnStar uses cellular technology to communicate with your vehicle. Cellular coverage varies by location, which may affect the ability to establish a connection, or the quality of the connection. Onstar has antennas in the rear window (on each side of the highmount brake light) and on the roof near the high-mount brake light. To avoid reception problems, do not cover the window antennas with metal stickers, and do not cover the roof antenna with cargo or bicycles on a roof rack. When you turn off your vehicle’s ignition, OnStar goes into low-power mode. After 48 hours, it switches to sleep mode to conserve your vehicle’s battery power. Features such as remote door unlocking and misplaced vehicle assistance will not work after your vehicle has been parked for more than 48 hours. OnStar is a registered trademark of the OnStar Corporation. 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. 277 Features System Limitations OnStar uses the global positioning system (GPS) to locate your vehicle for functions such as route guidance and roadside assistance. GPS is affected by structures that can obstruct the signal, such as tunnels, parking structures, and tall buildings. It may not be possible for OnStar to pinpoint your location if you are in or near such structures. Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM Your vehicle is equipped with the HandsFreeLink (HFL). HFL uses Bluetooth technology as a wireless link between it and your Bluetooth compatible cell phone. When you are in your vehicle and your phone is linked to the HFL, you’ll enjoy hands-free phone use. The HFL is available in both English and French (Canadian models only). To change the language, see page 292 . Here are the main features of the HFL. Instructions for using the HFL begin on page 279 . Voice Control HFL recognizes simple voice commands, such as phone numbers and names. It uses these commands to automatically dial, receive, and store numbers. For more information on voice control, see Using Voice Control on page 281 . 278 Bluetooth Wireless Technology Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Bluetooth is the wireless technology that links your phone to the HFL. The HFL uses a Class 3 Bluetooth, which means the maximum range between your phone and vehicle is 30 feet (10 meters). To use the HFL, your phone must have approved Bluetooth capability along with the Hands Free Profile. This type of phone is available through many phone makers and cellular carriers. You can also find an approved phone by visiting www.acura.com/handsfreelink. ( In Canada, visit www.acura.ca.) or by calling the Hands Free Link customer support at (888) 528-7876. Incoming/Outgoing Calls With a linked phone, the HFL allows you to send and receive calls in your vehicle without holding the phone. Phonebook The HFL can store up to 50 names and phone numbers in its phonebook. With a linked phone, you can then automatically dial any name or number in the phonebook. Here are the main components of the HFL system: Microphone The HFL microphone is on the ceiling console. The microphone is shared with the navigation system. Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM Here is the function of each HFL button: HFL Buttons HFL TALK BUTTON HFL BACK BUTTON VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS HFL Talk: This button is used before you give a command, to answer incoming calls, and to confirm system information. HFL Back: This button is used to end a call, go back to the previous voice control command, and to cancel an operation. To operate the HFL, use the HFL Talk and Back buttons on the left side of the steering wheel. Below the HFL buttons is another set of voice control buttons for the navigation, climate control, and audio systems. 279 Features Audio System When the HFL is in use, the sound comes through the vehicle’s front audio system speakers. If the audio system is in use while making a call, the HFL over-rides the audio system. To change the volume level, use the audio system volume knob. Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM Multi-Information Display SIGNAL STRENGTH HFL MODE BATTERY LEVEL STATUS Signal Strength* − Indicates the network signal strength of the current phone call. Five bars equals full strength. ROAM Status* − Indicates your phone is roaming. ROAM STATUS PHONE DIALING When you are operating the HFL, or when you manually select HFL on the multi-information display, you will see this information on the screen: 280 Battery Level Status* − Indicates the power remaining in your phone’s current battery charge. Five bars equals full battery strength. HFL Mode − Indicates when you are dialing and receiving calls. Phone Dialing − Indicates the number you entered or the number of the incoming call. * : Some phones do not send this information to the HFL. Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM How to Use the HFL The HFL is operated by the HFL Talk and Back buttons on the left side of the steering wheel. The next few pages provide instructions for all basic features of the HFL. For best system operation, set the climate control fan speed to low, and direct the center vents away from the microphone in the ceiling. If the HFL does not recognize a command, its response is, ‘‘Pardon.’’ If it doesn’t recognize the command a second time, its response is, ‘‘Please repeat.’’ If it doesn’t recognize the command a third time, it plays the Help prompt. To hear a list of available options at any time, press the Talk button, wait for the beep, and say, ‘‘Hands free link help.’’ Many commands can be spoken together. For example, you can say, ‘‘Dial 123-456-7891.’’ To enter a string of numbers in a Call or Dial command, you can say them all at once, or you can separate them in blocks of 3, 4, 7, 10, or 11. To skip a voice prompt, press the Talk button while the HFL is speaking. The HFL will then begin listening for your next command. 281 Features NOTE: All phones may not operate identically, and some may cause inconsistent operation of the HFL. Using Voice Control Here are some guidelines for using voice control: To enter a command, press the Talk button. Then, after the beep, say your command in a clear, natural tone. Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM To go back one step in a command process, say, ‘‘Go back,’’ or press the Back button. If nothing is said while the HFL is listening for a command, the HFL will time out and stop its voice recognition. The next time you press the Talk button, the HFL begins listening from the point at which it timed out. To end a command sequence at any time, press and hold the Back button, or press the Talk button, wait for the beep, and say, ‘‘Cancel.’’ The next time you press the Talk button, the HFL begins from its main menu. When you finish a command sequence, the HFL goes back to its main menu. For example, when you store the name, ‘‘Eric,’’ the HFL response is, ‘‘Eric has been stored.’’ The next time you press the Talk button, you will be at the main menu. Setting Up the System The voice of the HFL can be set to male or female (U.S. models only). Also, the incoming notification can be set to a ring tone, a prompt, or no notification. To set up the system, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘System.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘System options are setup and clear.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Setup.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like male or female prompts?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Male’’ or ‘‘Female,’’ depending on the system voice you want. The HFL response is, ‘‘Male (Female) prompts have been selected. Would you like an audible notification of an incoming call?’’ 282 Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM 5. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Ring tone’’ or ‘‘Prompt.’’ If you choose ‘‘Ring tone’’ you will hear a ring tone through the audio speakers to announce an incoming call. If you choose ‘‘Prompt,’’ you will hear this message to announce an incoming call: ‘‘You have an incoming call.’’ Pairing Your Phone Your Bluetooth compatible phone with HandsFree Profile must be paired to the HFL before you can make and receive hands-free calls. NOTE: HFL does not allow you to pair your phone if the vehicle is moving. For pairing, your phone must be in its Discovery mode. Up to six phones can be paired to the HFL. The following procedure works for most phones. If you cannot pair your phone to the HFL with this procedure, refer to your phone’s operating manual, talk to your phone retailer, or call the HandsFreeLink customer support at (888) 528-7876. During the pairing process, turn off any previously paired phones before pairing a new phone. CONTINUED 283 Features 4. Press and release the Talk button. If you say ‘‘Yes’’ after the beep, the HFL response is, ‘‘Would you like a ring tone or a prompt?’’ If you say ‘‘No’’ after the beep, the HFL returns to its main menu. Saying ‘‘No’’ will result in no ring tone or prompt playback during an incoming call. The audio system will still mute, and a message will be displayed. Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM 1. With your phone on and the ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone set up.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phone set up options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Pair.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘The pairing process requires operation of your mobile phone. For safety, only perform this function while the vehicle is stopped. State a fourdigit code for pairing. Note this code. It will be requested by the phone.’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the four-digit code you want to use. For example, say ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4. Is this correct?’’ 284 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Enter.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Searching for a Bluetooth phone.’’ NOTE: Steps 5 and 6 show a common way to get your phone into its Discovery mode. If these steps do not work on your phone, refer to the phone’s operating manual. 5. Follow the prompts on your phone to get it into its Search mode. The phone will search for the HFL. When it comes up, select HandsFreeLink from the list of options displayed on your phone. 6. When asked by the phone, enter the four-digit code from step 3 into your phone. The HFL response is ‘‘A new phone has been found. What would you like to name this phone?’’ 7. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you want to use. For example, say ‘‘Eric’s phone.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Eric’s phone has been successfully paired. Returning to the main menu.’’ 8. If you want to pair another phone, repeat steps 1 through 7. Once the paring process is completed, AcuraLink may display a connection confirmation screen. This screen is used to create a data connection between your cell phone and the AcuraLink system. You can choose to setup the data connection now, or do it later. If you want to do it now, exit the HFL menu by pressing the HFL Back button one or more times. Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM To delete a paired phone, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Phone setup options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Edit.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Which phone would you like to edit?’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Delete.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Which phone would you like to delete?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name of the phone you want to rename. For example, say ‘‘Eric’s phone.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What is the new name for Eric’s phone?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name of the phone you want to delete. For example say ‘‘Eric’s phone.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like to delete Eric’s phone?’’ 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Preparing to delete Eric’s phone.’’ Say ‘‘OK’’ to continue. Otherwise, say ‘‘Go back,’’ or ‘‘Cancel.’’ 5. Press and release the Talk button. If you say ‘‘OK’’ after the beep, the HFL response is ‘‘The phone has been deleted. Returning to the main menu.’’ If you say ‘‘Go back,’’ or ‘‘Cancel,’’ the phone will not be deleted. 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the new name of the phone. For example, say ‘‘Lisa’s phone.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The name has been changed. Returning to the main menu.’’ CONTINUED 285 Features To rename a paired phone, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phone setup options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM To list all paired phones, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phone setup options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘List.’’ The HFL responds by listing the name of each paired phone. When all phones paired to the system have been read, the HFL response is ‘‘The entire list has been read. Returning to the main menu.’’ 286 To find out the status of the phone being used, do this: To change from the currently linked phone to another paired phone, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phone setup options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Next phone.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Searching for the next phone.’’ The HFL then disconnects the linked phone and searches for another paired phone. If no other phones are found, the first phone remains linked. 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Status.’’ An example of the HFL response is, ‘‘Eric’s phone is linked. Battery strength is three bars. Signal strength is five bars, and the phone is roaming. Returning to the main menu.’’ Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM Making a Call You can make calls using any phone number, or by using a name in the HFL phonebook. You can also redial the last number called. During a call, the HFL allows you to talk up to 30 minutes after you remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Calling’’ or ‘‘Dialing.’’ Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers. To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob. To make a call using a phone number, do this: 4. To end the call, press the Back button. 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Calling’’ or ‘‘Dialing.’’ Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers. To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob. To make a call using a name in the HFL phonebook, do this: 4. To end the call, press the Back button. 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the number you want to call. For example, say ‘‘123 456 7891.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘123 456 7891. Say call, dial, or continue to add numbers.’’ 1. With your phone on and the ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What name or number would you like to call/ dial?’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you want to call. For example, say To redial the last number called by the phone, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Redial.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Redialing.’’ Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers. To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob. 287 Features 1. With your phone on and the ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name or number would you like to call/ dial?’’ ‘‘Eric.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like to call Eric?’’ Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM Sending Numbers or Names During a Call The HFL allows you to send numbers or names during a call. This is useful when you call a menudriven phone system. You can also program account numbers into the HFL phonebook for easy retrieval during menu-driven calls. 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The dial tones will be sent, and the call will continue. To send a name during a call, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What name or number would you like to send?’’ To send a number during a call, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name or number would you like to send?’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the number you want to send. For example, say ‘‘1, 2, 3.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘1, 2, 3. Say send, or continue to add numbers.’’ 288 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you want to send. For example, say ‘‘Account number.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like to send account number?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The dial tones will be sent, and the call will continue. Receiving a Call If you receive a call when you are not on the phone, the HFL interrupts the audio system (if it is on), and plays the incoming call notification, if activated. To answer the call, press the Talk button and begin speaking. If you don’t want to answer the call, press the Back button. If your phone has Call Waiting, and you receive a call when you are on the phone, press and release the Talk button to answer it. When you do this, the original call is placed on hold. To return to the original call, press the Talk button again. If you don’t want to answer the new call, disregard it, and continue with your original call. If you want to hang up the original call and answer the new call, press the Back button. Main Menu Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM Transferring a Call During a call, you can transfer it from the HFL to your phone, or from your phone to the HFL. To transfer a call from the HFL to your phone, do this: To transfer a call from your phone to the HFL, do this: 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Transfer.’’ The audio switches from your phone to the HFL. Muting a Call During a call, you can mute or unmute your voice to the person you are talking to. To add a name, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phonebook options are store, edit, delete, and list.’’ To unmute your voice, do this: 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Mute.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Mute is canceled.’’ Setting up the Phonebook The HFL phonebook can store up to 50 names with their associated numbers. These can be any types of numbers. For example, you can store a phone number and use it to make a call, or you can store an account number and use it during a call to a menu-driven phone system. 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Store.’’ Th