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2006 TSX 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. Features ............................................................................................................................................ 159 How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving.................................................................................................................................. 227 What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving .............................................................................................................................................. 239 The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer. Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................... 263 The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected ...................................................................................................... 311 This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them. Technical Information..................................................................................................................... 335 ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada) ................................................................ 349 A summary of the warranties covering your new Acura, and how to contact us. Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)...................................................................................................... 353 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. 05/09/22 09:05:58 31SEA620 0001  Table of Contents 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 This Owner’s Manual covers all models of the TSX. You may find descriptions of equipment and features that are not on your particular model. 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 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. 05/09/22 09:06:05 31SEA620 0002  Table of Contents Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2006 Acura TSX was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and convenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner’s manual in your vehicle so you can refer to it at any time. As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by a symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment. California Proposition 65 Warning Several warranties protect your new vehicle. Read the warranty booklet thoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rights and responsibilities. Maintaining your vehicle according to the maintenance minder shown in the instrument panel helps to keep your driving trouble-free while it preserves your investment. When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that your dealer’s staff is specially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your vehicle. Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer any questions and concerns. 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 05/09/22 09:06:16 31SEA620 0003  Table of Contents 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 05/09/22 09:06:54 31SEA620 0007  Table of Contents Your Vehicle at a Glance DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG(P.11, 28) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P.142) INSTRUMENT PANEL (P.61) GAUGES(P.68) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.11, 28) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.170) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.146) MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH (P.128) MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH (P.129) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.147) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.160) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.230) TRUNK RELEASE LEVER (P.135) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE (P.229) Vehicle without navigation system is shown. 4 PARKING BRAKE LEVER (P.151) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.244) MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P.242) 05/09/22 09:07:01 31SEA620 0008  Table of Contents Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS CONTROL (P. 122) Your Vehicle at a Glance HEADLIGHTS/FOG LIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P. 120-121) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 119) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P. 123) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 200) MOONROOF SWITCH (P. 150) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P. 123) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) OFF SWITCH (P. 256) HANDSFREELINKTM BUTTONS/ VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS*2 (P. 212) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT LEVER (P. 124) Vehicle without navigation system is shown. CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 204) HORN*1 MULTI-INFORMATION BUTTONS (P. 70, 72) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P. 137) *1 : To use the horn, press the pad around the ‘‘Acura’’ logo. *2 : Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual. 5 05/09/22 09:07:04 31SEA620 0009  Table of Contents 6 05/09/22 09:07:08 31SEA620 0010  Table of Contents Driver and Passenger Safety Important Safety Precautions .......... 8 Your Vehicle’s Safety Features........ 9 Seat Belts ...................................... 10 Airbags .......................................... 11 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 ....................... 22 Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners ................................ 23 Seat Belt Maintenance ................ 24 Additional Information About Your Airbags ............................ 25 Airbag System Components ....... 25 How Your Front Airbags Work.......................................... 28 How Your Side Airbags Work.... 32 How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work.......................................... 33 How the SRS Indicator Works ... 34 How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works ....................... 34 How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works ....................... 35 Airbag Service .............................. 35 Additional Safety Precautions .... 36 Protecting Children − General Guidelines ................................. 37 All Children Must Be Restrained ................................ 37 All Children Should Sit in the Back Seat .................................. 38 The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks .......... 38 If You Must Drive with Several Children .................................... 40 If a Child Requires Close Attention ................................... 40 Additional Safety Precautions .... 41 Protecting Infants and Small Children.......................... 42 Protecting Infants ........................ 42 Protecting Small Children .......... 43 Selecting a Child Seat ...................... 45 Installing a Child Seat ..................... 46 Installing a Child Seat with LATCH ............................. 47 with a Lap/Shoulder Belt ....... 49 with a Tether ............................ 50 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. 05/09/22 09:07:18 31SEA620 0011  Table of Contents 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, not the front seat. Infants and small children should be restrained in a child seat. Larger children should use a booster seat and a lap/ shoulder belt until they can use the belt properly without a booster seat (see pages 37 − 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 264 ). 05/09/22 09:07:25 31SEA620 0012  Table of Contents Table of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features (8) (10) (9) (1) (4) (9) (8) (7) (11) (5) (2) (7) (6) (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) Seat Belt Tensioners 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 (2) (3) Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. 05/09/22 09:07:36 31SEA620 0013  Table of Contents 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 and a beeper to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts. Why Wear Seat Belts Seat belts are the single most effective safety device for adults and larger children. (Infants and smaller children must be properly restrained in child seats.) Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags. In addition, most states and all Canadian provinces 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. 05/09/22 09:07:48 31SEA620 0014  Table of Contents 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 (see page 28 for more information on how your front airbags work). Your vehicle has side airbags to help protect the upper torso of the driver or a front seat passenger during a moderate to severe side impact (see page 32 for more information on how your side airbags work). 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 (see page 33 for more information on how your side curtain airbags work). CONTINUED 11 05/09/22 09:07:55 31SEA620 0015  Table of Contents 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. 05/09/22 09:08:03 31SEA620 0016  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens See pages 37 − 55 for important guidelines on how to properly protect infants, small children, and larger children who ride in your vehicle. 1.Close and Lock the Doors After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure the doors are closed and locked. 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. Your vehicle has a door and trunk open monitor on the multiinformation display to indicate when a specific door or the trunk is not tightly closed. You will see the appropriate light/lights and the message for each condition. When one or more doors are not tightly closed, the ‘‘DOOR OPEN’’ message will come on. CONTINUED 13 05/09/22 09:08:09 31SEA620 0017  Table of Contents 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. See page 128 for how to lock the doors. 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. 14 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. 05/09/22 09:08:16 31SEA620 0018  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 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 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 in and out and up and down (see page 124 ). Always sit as far back from the front airbags as possible. See page 138 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 05/09/22 09:08:24 31SEA620 0019  Table of Contents 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 138 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 adjust their head restraints properly as well. Taller persons should adjust their restraint as high as possible. Properly adjusted head restraints will help protect occupants from whiplash and other crash injuries. See page 139 for how to adjust the head restraints. 05/09/22 09:08:31 31SEA620 0020  Table of Contents 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 05/09/22 09:08:39 31SEA620 0021  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens RELEASE BUTTONS 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. 05/09/22 09:08:46 31SEA620 0022  Table of Contents 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. 05/09/22 09:08:52 31SEA620 0023  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. Do not put any accessories on seat belts. Devices intended to improve occupant comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can reduce the protective capability of the seat belt and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. 20 Do not place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag. Carrying hard or sharp Do not attach or place objects on the front airbag covers. Objects on 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. 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. Keep your hands and arms away from the airbag covers. If your Do not attach hard objects on or near a door. If a side airbag or a hands or arms are close to an airbag cover, they could be injured if the airbag inflates. 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. 05/09/22 09:09:01 31SEA620 0024  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts 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. This system monitors the front seat belts. If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before your seat belt is fastened, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash. If your seat belt is not fastened before the beeper stops, the indicator will stop flashing but remain on. If a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt, the indicator will come on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. If either the driver or a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals. You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘PASSENGER FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ message in the multiinformation display (see page 78 ). When no one is sitting in the front passenger’s seat, or a small child is riding there, the indicator will not come on and the beeper will not sound. The seat belts use the same monitoring system as the front airbags. The system may not work properly under these conditions: Placing heavy items on the front passenger’s seat. The front passenger is not sitting properly. The front passenger’s seat-back is pressed forward by a folded-down rear seat. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer if the indicator comes on or the beeper sounds when there is no front passenger or objects on the front seat. 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. 05/09/22 09:09:08 31SEA620 0025  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Lap/Shoulder Belt The lap/shoulder belt goes over your shoulder, across your chest, and across your hips. To fasten the belt, insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is latched (see page 17 for how to properly position the belt). 22 To unlock the belt, press the red PRESS button on the buckle. Guide the belt across your body so that it retracts completely. After exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is out of the way and will not get closed in the door. All seat belts have an emergency locking retractor. In normal driving, the retractor lets you move freely in your seat while it keeps some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop, the retractor automatically locks the belt to help restrain your body. The seat belts in all positions except the driver’s have an additional locking mechanism that must be activated to secure a child seat (see page 49 ). 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. 05/09/22 09:09:14 31SEA620 0026  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts 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. 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. 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. 23 Driver and Passenger Safety The tensioners are designed to activate primarily in frontal collisions, and they should activate in any collision severe enough to cause front-airbag inflation. 05/09/22 09:09:21 31SEA620 0027  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt Maintenance For safety, you should check the condition of your seat belts regularly. 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 299 ). Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide good protection and should be replaced as soon as possible. Acura provides a lifetime warranty on seat belts for U.S. models. See your Acura Warranty Information booklet for details. 24 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. 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. Check your seat belts regularly and have any problem corrected as soon as possible. 05/09/22 09:09:28 31SEA620 0028  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (8) (9) (2) (12) (11) (10) Driver and Passenger Safety (8) (1) (14) (5) (1) Driver’s Airbag (2) Front Passenger’s Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (3) (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (6) (8) Front Impact Sensors (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (10) (10) Side Impact Sensors (First) (11) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (12) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors/OPDS Sensors Control Unit (13) Side Impact Sensors (Second) (14) Side Curtain Airbags (13) (4) (7) (14) (5) (4) (13) CONTINUED 25 05/09/22 09:09:35 31SEA620 0029  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Your airbag system includes: Two SRS (supplemental restraint system) front airbags. The driver’s airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard. Both are marked ‘‘SRS AIRBAG’’ (see page 28 ). 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 ). 26 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 33 ). Automatic front seat belt tensioners (see page 23 ). Sensors that can detect a moderate to severe front impact or side impact. Sensors that can detect whether a child is in the passenger’s side airbag path and signal the control unit to turn the airbag off (see page 34 ). 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 30 ). 05/09/22 09:09:40 31SEA620 0030  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags 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 that the passenger’s side airbag has been turned off (see page 34 ). Driver and Passenger Safety 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 a small child may be in the seat (see page 30 ). 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. An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you to a possible problem with your airbags, sensors, or seat belt tensioners (see page 34 ). 27 05/09/22 09:09:48 31SEA620 0031  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Front Airbags Work During a frontal crash, your seat belt restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest. Although both airbags normally inflate within 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 ). 28 After inflating, the front airbags immediately deflate, so they won’t interfere with the driver’s visibility, or the ability to steer or operate other controls. 05/09/22 09:09:56 31SEA620 0032  Table of Contents 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. If the occupant’s belt is not latched, the airbag will deploy at a slightly lower threshold, because the occupant would need extra protection. It the occupant’s belt is latched, the airbag will deploy at a slightly higher threshold, when the airbag would be needed to supplement the protection provided by the seat belt. CONTINUED 29 Driver and Passenger Safety The total time for inflation and deflation is one-tenth of a second, so fast that most occupants are not aware that the airbags deployed until they see them lying in their laps. 05/09/22 09:10:05 31SEA620 0033  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Advanced Airbags Your front airbags are also advanced airbags. The main purpose of this feature is to help prevent airbagcaused injuries to short drivers and children who ride in front. For both advanced airbags to work properly: Occupants must sit upright and wear their seat belts properly. Do not spill any liquids on or under the seats, cover the sensors, or put any cargo or metal objects under the front seats. 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. 30 DRIVER’S SEAT POSITION SENSOR The driver’s advanced front airbag system includes a seat position sensor under the seat. If the seat is too far forward, the airbag will inflate with less force, regardless of the severity of the impact. If there is a problem with the sensor, the SRS indicator will come on, and the airbag will inflate in the normal manner regardless of the driver’s seating position. PASSENGER’S SEAT WEIGHT SENSOR The passenger’s advanced front airbag system has weight sensors under the seat. Although Acura does not encourage carrying an infant or small child in front, if the sensors detect the weight of an infant or small child, the system will automatically turn the passenger’s front airbag off. 05/09/22 09:10:13 31SEA620 0034  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If the weight sensors detect 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. Moving the front seat forcibly back against cargo on the seat or floor behind it. Driver and Passenger Safety When the airbag is turned off, an indicator in the center of the dashboard will come on indicating passenger airbag ‘‘OFF’’ (see page 35 ). Moving the front seat forcibly back on the folded rear seat. Folding the rear seat-back onto a reclined front passenger’s seatback. 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 299 ). If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the sensors and operation of the seat. 31 05/09/22 09:10:20 31SEA620 0035  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Airbags Work Only one airbag will deploy during a side impact. If the impact is on the passenger’s side, the passenger’s side airbag will deploy even if there is no passenger. 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. If you ever have a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will detect rapid deceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate either the driver’s or the passenger’s side airbag. 32 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. Objects placed on the front passenger seat can also cause the side airbag to be shut off. 05/09/22 09:10:27 31SEA620 0036  Table of Contents 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. 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. SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG A front seat passenger should not use a cushion or other object as a backrest. It may prevent the cutoff system from working properly. 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. 33 Driver and Passenger Safety If the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page 34 ), 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. 05/09/22 09:10:38 31SEA620 0037  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How the SRS Indicator Works The SRS indicator alerts you to a potential problem with your airbags or seat belt tensioners. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, this indicator comes on for several seconds then goes off. This tells you the system is working properly. If the indicator comes on at any other time, or does not come on at all, you should have the system checked by your dealer. For example: If the SRS indicator does not come on after you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If the indicator stays on after the engine starts. If the indicator comes on or flashes on and off while you drive. 34 You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message in the multi-information display (see page 82 ). 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. Canada This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been automatically shut off. It does not mean there is a problem with your side airbags. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the indicator should come on for several seconds and then go off (see page 64 ). If it doesn’t come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked. 05/09/22 09:10:48 31SEA620 0038  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been shut off because weight sensors detect the weight of an infant or a small child on the front passenger’s seat. It does not mean there is a problem with your side airbags. 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. 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. CONTINUED 35 Driver and Passenger Safety U.S. Canada If no one is riding in the front seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off. However, the indicator will not come on. 05/09/22 09:10:55 31SEA620 0039  Table of Contents Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If your vehicle has a moderate to severe impact. Even if your airbags do not inflate, your dealer should inspect the driver’s seat position sensor, the front passenger’s weight sensors, the front seat belt tensioners, and all seat belts worn during the crash to make sure they are operating properly. Additional Safety Precautions Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, airbags and seat belts provide the best protection. Do not tamper with airbag components or wiring for any reason. Tampering could cause the airbags to deploy, possibly causing very serious injury. 36 Do not remove or modify a front seat without consulting your dealer. This could make the driver’s seat position sensor or the front passenger’s weight sensors ineffective. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Acura Client Services at 800-382-2238. Do not cover or replace front seatback covers without consulting your dealer. Improperly replacing or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from inflating during a side impact. Do not expose the front seat-backs to liquid. If water or another liquid soaks into a seat-back, it can prevent the side airbag cutoff system from working properly. Do not recline the front passenger’s seat-back as far to the rear as possible with the right rear seat folded down. This will cause the front passenger’s weight sensors to work improperly. The system may shut off the front passenger’s airbag and the passenger airbag off indicator will come on. The seat belt reminder indicator and a ‘‘PASSENGER FASTEN SEATBELT’’ message in the multiinformation display may also work improperly. Make sure that the folded-down rear seat does not press the front passenger’s seat-back. Check the passenger airbag off indicator to confirm that the passenger’s advanced front airbag is operating properly. 05/09/22 09:11:04 31SEA620 0040  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines Children depend on adults to protect them. However, despite their best intentions, many adults do not know how to properly protect child passengers. If you have children, or ever need to drive with a child in your vehicle, be sure to read this section. It begins with important general guidelines, then presents special information for infants, small children, and larger children. To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, every state 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 ). 37 Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 05/09/22 09:11:15 31SEA620 0041  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines 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. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children age 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. 38 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 (see page 52 for important information about protecting larger children). 05/09/22 09:11:27 31SEA620 0042  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines U.S. Models DASHBOARD SUN VISOR Driver and Passenger Safety 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. Canadian Models SUN VISOR 39 05/09/22 09:11:35 31SEA620 0043  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines 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: Place the largest child in the front seat, provided the child is large enough to wear the lap/shoulder belt properly (see page 52 ). Move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible (see page 14 ). Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat (see page 15 ). Make sure the seat belt is properly positioned and secured (see page 17 ). 40 If a Child Requires Close Attention Many parents say they prefer to put an infant or a small child in the front passenger seat so they can watch the child, or because the child requires attention. Placing a child in the front seat exposes the child to hazards in a frontal collision, and paying close attention to a child distracts the driver from the important tasks of driving, placing both of you at risk. If a child requires close physical attention or frequent visual contact, we strongly recommend that another adult ride with the child in a back seat. The back seat is far safer for a child than the front. 05/09/22 09:11:43 31SEA620 0044  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Never hold an infant or a child on your lap. If you are not wearing a 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. children from accidentally falling out (see page 129 ). 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 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 136 ). 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. 41 Driver and Passenger Safety 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. Use the childproof door locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. This can prevent 05/09/22 09:11:52 31SEA620 0045  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Infants Two types of seats may be used: a seat designed exclusively for infants, or a convertible seat used in the rearfacing, reclining mode. Do not put a rear-facing child seat in a forward-facing position. If placed facing forward, an infant could be very seriously injured during a frontal collision. Child Seat Type An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat until the child reaches the seat maker’s weight or height limit for the seat, and the child is at least one year old. Only a rear-facing child seat provides proper support for a baby’s head, neck, and back. 42 Rear-facing Child Seat Placement A rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position in the back seat, but not in the front. Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front seat. If the passenger’s front airbag inflates, it can hit the back of the child seat with enough force to kill or seriously injure an infant. When properly installed, a rearfacing child seat may prevent the driver or a front passenger from moving their seat as far back as recommended, or from locking their seat-back in the desired position. Or, it can interfere with proper operation of the passenger’s advanced front airbag system. 05/09/22 09:11:59 31SEA620 0046  Table of Contents 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. Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death during a collision. Child Seat Type Always place a rear-facing child seat in the back seat, not the front. A child who is at least one year old, and who fits within the child seat maker’s weight and height limits, should be restrained in a forwardfacing, upright child seat. Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a fivepoint harness system as shown. CONTINUED 43 Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 05/09/22 09:12:05 31SEA620 0047  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children 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 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. 44 If it is necessary to put a forwardfacing child seat in the front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, and be sure the child seat is firmly secured to the vehicle and the child is properly strapped in the seat. Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death if the front airbag inflates. If you must place a forwardfacing child seat in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible, and properly restrain the child. 05/09/22 09:12:14 31SEA620 0048  Table of Contents Table of Contents Selecting Child Seats 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. Since LATCH-compatible child seats are easier to install and reduce the possibility of improper installation, we recommend selecting this style. We also recommend selecting a LATCH-compatible seat with a rigid, rather than a flexible, anchor (see page 47 ). 2. The child seat should be of the In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCHcompatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt. 3. The child seat should fit the Whatever type of seat you choose, to provide proper protection, a child seat should meet three requirements: proper type and size to fit the child. Rear-facing for infants, forwardfacing for small children. 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. 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. 45 Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 05/09/22 09:12:21 31SEA620 0049  Table of Contents Table of Contents 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. 46 A child seat secured with a seat belt should be installed as firmly as possible. However, it does not need to be ‘‘rock solid.’’ Some side-to-side movement can be expected and should not reduce the child seat’s effectiveness. 3. Secure the child in the child seat. Make sure the child is properly strapped in the child seat according to the child seat maker’s instructions. A child who is not properly secured in a child seat can be seriously injured in a crash. If the child seat is not secure, try installing it in a different seating position, or use a different style of child seat that can be firmly secured. The following pages provide guidelines on how to properly install a child seat. A forward-facing child seat is used in all examples, but the instructions are the same for rearfacing child seats. 05/09/22 09:12:30 31SEA620 0050  Table of Contents Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at the outer rear seats. BUTTON 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: 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. Rigid type 3. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the seat to the lower anchors according to the child seat maker’s instructions. Some LATCH-compatible seats have a rigid-type connector as shown above. CONTINUED 47 Driver and Passenger Safety The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH. 05/09/22 09:12:38 31SEA620 0051  Table of Contents Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat 6. Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker. TETHER STRAP HOOK 7. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. Flexible type Other LATCH-compatible seats have a flexible-type connector as shown above. 4. Whatever type you have, follow the child seat maker’s instructions for adjusting or tightening the fit. ANCHOR 5. Lift the head restraint (see page 139 ), then route the tether strap through the legs of the head restraint and over the seat-back, making sure the strap is not twisted. If the tether strap is too long and cannot be tightened firmly, find a route where the strap can be tightened securely. 48 05/09/22 09:12:48 31SEA620 0052  Table of Contents 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. 05/09/22 09:12:58 31SEA620 0053  Table of Contents Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether ANCHORAGE POINTS 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. To deactivate the locking mechanism and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. ANCHOR COVER A child seat with a tether can be installed in any seating position in the back seat, using the anchorage points shown above. Since a tether can provide additional security to the lap/shoulder belt installation, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or available. 05/09/22 09:13:07 31SEA620 0054  Table of Contents Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat Using an Outer Anchor TETHER STRAP HOOK Using the Center Anchor TETHER STRAP HOOK Driver and Passenger Safety 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. ANCHOR 1. After properly securing the child seat (see page 49 ), lift the head restraint, then route the tether strap over the seat-back and through the head restraint legs. ANCHOR 1. After properly securing the child seat (see page 49 ), route the tether strap over the seat-back. 2. Follow steps 2 and 3 from the previous column. If the tether strap is too long and cannot be tightened firmly, find a route where the strap can be tightened securely. 51 05/09/22 09:13:14 31SEA620 0055  Table of Contents 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 larger 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 05/09/22 09:13:23 31SEA620 0056  Table of Contents 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 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. If a child who uses a booster seat must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible and be sure the child is wearing the seat belt properly. A child who has outgrown a forwardfacing child seat should ride in a back seat and use a booster seat until the lap/shoulder belt fits them properly without the booster. Some states and Canadian provinces also require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e.g., 6 years or 60 lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the states or provinces where you intend to drive. 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 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching the child’s thighs? Booster seats can be high-back or low-back. Whichever style you select, make sure the booster seat meets federal safety standards (see page 45 ) and that you follow the booster seat maker’s instructions. 05/09/22 09:13:33 31SEA620 0057  Table of Contents 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 positioned and secured. Supervise the child. Even mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten the seat belts or sit properly. 05/09/22 09:13:38 31SEA620 0058  Table of Contents 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 05/09/22 09:13:46 31SEA620 0059  Table of Contents 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. Set the fan speed to high. 4. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting. 05/09/22 09:14:04 31SEA620 0060  Table of Contents Table of Contents Safety Labels RADIATOR CAP DASHBOARD U.S. models only Driver and Passenger Safety These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury. Read these labels carefully. 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 Canadian models CONTINUED 57 05/09/22 09:14:21 31SEA620 0061  Table of Contents Table of Contents Safety Labels SUN VISOR DOORJAMBS U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models 58 Canadian models 05/09/22 09:14:25 31SEA620 0062  Table of Contents 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. Trunk Main Switch.................... 136 Seat Heaters ................................... 137 Seats ................................................ 138 Power Seat Adjustment ............ 138 Driver’s Lumbar Support .......... 138 Head Restraints ......................... 139 Folding Rear Seat ...................... 140 Driving Position Memory System......................................... 142 Mirrors ............................................ 145 Adjusting the Power Mirrors ... 146 Power Mirror Heaters............... 146 Power Windows ............................. 147 Moonroof ........................................ 150 Parking Brake ................................ 151 Sun Visor......................................... 152 Vanity Mirror ................................. 152 Interior Lights ................................ 153 Interior Convenience Items .......... 155 Beverage Holders ...................... 156 Accessory Power Sockets......... 156 Console Compartment .............. 157 Sunglasses Holder ..................... 158 Glove Box ................................... 158 59 Instruments and Controls Control Locations ............................ 60 Instrument Panel ............................. 61 Instrument Panel Indicators ........... 62 Gauges .............................................. 68 Multi-Information Display .............. 69 Controls Near the Steering Wheel .......................................... 118 Windshield Wipers and Washers ...................................... 119 Turn Signal and Headlights.......... 120 Fog Lights .................................. 121 Automatic Lighting Off Feature ........................................ 121 Daytime Running Lights............... 121 Instrument Panel Brightness ....... 122 Hazard Warning ............................. 123 Rear Window Defogger ................ 123 Steering Wheel Adjustment ......... 124 Keys and Locks.............................. 125 Immobilizer System....................... 126 Ignition Switch ............................... 127 Door Locks ..................................... 128 Childproof Door Locks ................. 129 Remote Transmitter ...................... 130 Trunk............................................... 135 Emergency Trunk Opener ....... 136 05/09/22 09:14:32 31SEA620 0063  Table of Contents Table of Contents Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL (P.61) GAUGES(P.68) MIRROR CONTROL AUTO BUTTON (P.145) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.170) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P.142) MIRRORS CONTROLS (P.146) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.160) MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH (P.128) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.244) MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P.242) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.147) TRUNK RELEASE LEVER (P.135) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE (P.229) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.230) Vehicle without navigation system is shown. 60 PARKING BRAKE LEVER (P.151) 05/09/22 09:14:44 31SEA620 0064  Table of Contents Table of Contents Instrument Panel IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.64) MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY (P.69) SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P.62) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P.66) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.65) Instruments and Controls FOG LIGHT INDICATOR (P.66) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P.64) VSA ACTIVATION INDICATOR (P.65) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) INDICATOR (P.66) SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR (P.67) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.66) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR* (P.63) SYSTEM LOW OIL PRESSURE SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR* INDICATOR INDICATOR (P.64) (P.62) SECURITY INDICATOR (P.67) (P.62) CRUISE MAIN SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT INDICATOR SYSTEM (SRS) INDICATOR (P.63) MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (P.62) (P.66) * : The U.S. instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text. 61 05/09/22 09:14:55 31SEA620 0065  Table of Contents 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 passengers to fasten your seat belts. A beeper also sounds if you and your front passenger have not fastened your seat belts. If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before fastening your seat belts, the beeper sounds, and the indicator flashes. If you do not fasten your seat belts before the beeper stops, the indicator stops flashing but remains on. 62 If your front passenger does not fasten their seat belt, the indicator comes on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. If either of you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals. For more information, see page 21 . You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘PASSENGER FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ message in the multiinformation display (see page 78 ). Malfunction Indicator Lamp You will also see a ‘‘CHECK EMISSION SYSTEM’’ message in the multi-information display (see page 83 ). For more information, see page 324 . Low Oil Pressure Indicator The engine can be severely damaged if this indicator flashes or stays on when the engine is running. For more information, see page 323 . You will also see a ‘‘CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL’’ message in the multi-information display (see page 81 ). 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 in the multi-information display (see page 83 ). For more information, see page 324 . 05/09/22 09:15:03 31SEA620 0066  Table of Contents 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 beeper will sound, and you will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message in the multi-information display (see page 78 ). Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator This indicator comes on for several seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a potential problem with your front airbags. This indicator will also alert you to a potential problem with your side airbags, passenger’s side airbag automatic cutoff system, automatic seat belt tensioners, side curtain airbags, driver’s seat position sensor, or the front passenger’s weight sensors. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message in the multi-information display (see page 82 ). For more information, see page 34 . 63 Instruments and Controls Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator This indicator has two functions: 2. If it stays on after you have fully released the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it comes on while driving, it can indicate a problem in the brake system. You will also see a ‘‘BRAKE FLUID LOW’’ or ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’ message in the multi-information display (see pages 79 , 83 ). For more information, see page 326 . 05/09/22 09:15:11 31SEA620 0067  Table of Contents Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators 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 in the multiinformation display (see page 81 ). For more information, see page 34 . 64 Lights On Indicator This indicator reminds you that the exterior lights are on. It comes on when the light switch is in either the or position. If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position without turning off the light switch, this indicator will remain on. A reminder chime will also sound when you open the driver’s door. 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 ignition key. If it is not a properly-coded key, the indicator will blink and the engine will not start (see page 126 ). This indicator also blinks several times when you turn the ignition switch from the ON (II) position to the ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) position. 05/09/22 09:15:23 31SEA620 0068  Table of Contents 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 in the multiinformation display (see page 81 ). 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 255 . 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 255 ). 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 in the multiinformation display (see page 81 ). 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 293 ). 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 255 . 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. 05/09/22 09:15:34 31SEA620 0069  Table of Contents Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators 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. 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 in the multiinformation display (see page 82 ). For more information, see page 253 . High Beam Indicator This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. For more information, see page 120 . On Canadian models, this indicator comes on with reduced brightness when the daytime running lights (DRL) are on (see page121). Fog Light Indicator LOW FUEL INDICATOR This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights. For more information, see page 121 . 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 204 ). 66 Low Fuel Indicator This indicator is in the fuel gauge. It comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon. You will also see a ‘‘FUEL LOW’’ message in the multiinformation display (see page 80 ). When the indicator comes on, there is about 2.3 U.S. gal (8.6 ) of fuel remaining in the tank before the needle reaches E. 05/09/22 09:15:41 31SEA620 0070  Table of Contents Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators 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. Security System Indicator Instruments and Controls System 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 70 ) to see the message (see page 75 ). SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR This indicator comes on when the security system is set. For more information, see page 203 . 67 05/09/22 09:15:48 31SEA620 0071  Table of Contents Table of Contents Gauges TACHOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE SPEEDOMETER FUEL 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. INFO KNOB U.S. Model is shown. Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine’s coolant. During normal operation, the pointer should rise 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 upper zone. If it reaches the red 68 SELECT/RESET KNOB (Hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road. See page 321 for instructions and precautions on checking the engine’s cooling system. 05/09/22 09:15:58 31SEA620 0072  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display There are three types of messages; normal display messages, engine oil life and maintenance messages, and system messages. You can also customize some vehicle control settings to your liking with the multi-information display and the two buttons on the steering wheel (see page 85 ). Normal Display Messages When you unlock and open the driver’s door with the remote transmitter, the display shows ‘‘Welcome DRIVER 1’’ or ‘‘Welcome DRIVER 2’’ depending on which remote transmitter you use. The driver’s ‘‘ID’’ is detected by the transmitter. For more information about driver’s ‘‘ID’’, see page 131 . If you use the key to unlock the driver’s door, the display only shows ‘‘Welcome.’’ This means the system cannot recognize either ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ or ‘‘DRIVER 2.’’ In this case, you cannot use the customize settings in the multi-information display (see page 85 ). When you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) position, the display shows ‘‘Goodbye.’’ CONTINUED 69 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. 08/10/08 17:21:07 31SEA620 0073  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display The primary display always shows its default setting, ‘‘INST. MPG’’ (U.S. models) or ‘‘INST. L/100 km’’ (Canadian models) even if you press the INFO button. It only changes the secondary display. You can customize this setting to your liking (see page 101 ). PRIMARY DISPLAY UPPER SEGMENT SECONDARY DISPLAY LOWER SEGMENT The multi-information display consists of two segments: an upper segment and a lower segment. In normal display mode, the upper segment displays trip computer. The lower segment displays the odometer, Trip A/B, outside temperature, and engine oil life and maintenance message. 70 INFO KNOB INFO BUTTON The upper segment is divided into two displays; primary and secondary. After you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, press the INFO button on the steering wheel or the INFO knob in the instrument panel. What you last selected appears on the secondary display of the trip computer. Pressing the INFO button/knob repeatedly changes the display as shown in the example on the next page. Messages in the trip computer include: INST. MPG (U.S. models)/ INST.L/100 km (Canadian models): Your vehicle’s current fuel mileage. AVG. FUEL A/AVG. FUEL B: Your vehicle’s average fuel economy since you last reset the Trip A or Trip B. When you select Trip B in the lower segment by pressing the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel or select/ reset knob in the instrument panel, the AVG. FUEL B appears in the secondary display. 05/09/22 09:16:13 31SEA620 0074  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display ELAPSED TIME: The time traveled since you last reset the trip computer. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, ELAPSED TIME is reset. AVG. SPEED: The average speed you are traveling. : Press SEL/RESET Button. : Press INFO Button. U.S. model is shown 71 Instruments and Controls RANGE: 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. 05/09/22 09:16:21 31SEA620 0075  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display SEL/RESET BUTTON LOWER SEGMENT SELECT/RESET KNOB In the lower segment, each time you press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel, the display changes from ‘‘Trip A/Odometer’’ to ‘‘Trip A/ Outside Temperature’’ to ‘‘Trip B/ Outside Temperature’’ to ‘‘Engine Oil Life’’, and then back to the ‘‘Trip A/Odometer’’ as shown in the next column. 72 : Press the INFO Button. U.S.model is shown You can also change the display by pushing the Select/Reset knob in the instrument panel. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, what you last selected is displayed. Trip Meter While a trip meter is displayed, you can change the display between ‘‘TRIP A’’ and ‘‘TRIP B’’ by pressing the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel, or the Select/Reset knob in the instrument panel. 05/09/22 09:16:29 31SEA620 0076  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display In the customizing mode, you can set ‘‘Trip A’’ and ‘‘AVG. FUEL A’’ to reset at the same time when you refuel your vehicle (see page 97 ). Outside Temperature OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE U.S.model is shown This shows the outside Fahrenheit temperature in U.S. models, and Centigrade temperature in Canadian models. The temperature sensor is in the front bumper. The temperature reading can be affected by heat reflection from the road surface, engine heat, and the exhaust from surrounding traffic. This can cause an incorrect temperature reading when your speed is under 19 mph (30 km/h). When you start your trip, the sensor is not fully acclimatized, therefore it may take several minutes until the proper temperature is displayed. In certain weather conditions, temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is forming on the road surface. You can adjust the outside temperature display (see page 95 ). 73 Instruments and Controls To reset a trip meter, display it, and press and hold the SEL/RESET button or Select/Reset knob until the number resets to ‘‘0.0.’’ When you reset ‘‘Trip B’’ , ‘‘AVG. FUEL B’’ is also reset. If you reset ‘‘Trip A’’, ‘‘AVG. FUEL A’’ and ‘‘AVG. SPEED’’ will be reset at the same time. 05/09/22 09:16:39 31SEA620 0077  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Engine Oil Life ENGINE OIL LIFE U.S.model is shown 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 266 . 74 Maintenance Messages U.S.model is shown When the engine oil life reaches 15 %, the display shows ‘‘SERVICE DUE SOON’’ and the code for the maintenance items to be performed. Have your dealer do the indicated maintenance as soon as you see this message, and have them reset the display after completing the service. When the engine oil life reaches 5 %, the display shows ‘‘SERVICE DUE NOW’’ along with the same maintenance items. 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 %. 05/09/22 09:16:46 31SEA620 0078  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display These messages appear in the multiinformation display each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Also refer to page 264 for important maintenance safety precautions. SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR These messages also trigger the appropriate indicator(s) on the instrument panel and cause the system message indicator to come on. The system message indicator does not go off until the problem(s) are corrected. CONTINUED 75 Instruments and Controls For more information about Maintenance Messages, see ‘‘Maintenance Minder’’ on page 266 . System Messages If there is a problem with your vehicle, for example, the engine oil level is low or a door is not fully closed, the multi-information display will show you the problem. It does this by interrupting the current message with one or more messages. 05/09/22 09:16:57 31SEA620 0079  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display When there are several warnings 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. See page 78 See page 79 See page 78 See page 80 See page 78 See page 80 See page 79 See page 81 See page 79 See page 81 Here is a list of messages shown in the multi-information display: 76 05/09/22 09:17:08 31SEA620 0080  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display See page 83 See page 82 See page 83 See page 82 See page 84 See page 82 See page 121 Instruments and Controls See page 81 See page 83 CONTINUED 77 05/09/22 09:17:16 31SEA620 0081  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Fasten Seat Belt Door and Trunk Open Release Parking Lever U.S. In addition to the Seat Belt Reminder in the instrument panel, the multiinformation display interrupts the current display and shows ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘PASSENGER FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ if either the driver or a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt while driving. This message remains displayed if you or your passenger ignores it and does not wear your seat belt while the vehicle is moving. 78 If the trunk or any door is not closed tightly, the display reminds you to close the open trunk or the door(s) before you start driving. Canada If you start driving without releasing the parking brake, the multiinformation display interrupts the current display and shows ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE.’’ This message continues, and a chime sounds, until you release the parking brake, or the vehicle speed slows down to less than 1.8 mph (3 km/h). 05/09/22 09:17:24 31SEA620 0082  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Remove Key Brake Fluid Low U.S. Canada If the brake fluid level is at or below the MIN mark on the side of the brake fluid reservoir in the engine compartment, you will see ‘‘BRAKE FLUID LOW.’’ If you see this message, have the brake system checked by your dealer (see page 288 ). If the fuel fill cap is missing or not tightened properly, you will see ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL CAP.’’ Make sure the fuel cap is installed and tightened at least one click. CONTINUED 79 Instruments and Controls If you leave the key in the ignition switch in the LOCK (0) or ACCESSORY (I) position and open the driver’s door, you will see ‘‘REMOVE KEY’’ in the display and hear a reminder beeper. Tighten Fuel Cap 05/09/22 09:17:32 31SEA620 0083  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display The TIGHTEN FUEL CAP message should go off after tightening the fuel cap, turning the ignition switch off and on, then driving over 30 mph (48 km/h) for at least 45 seconds. Due to different driving conditions, it may take a few driving trips to make the message go off. If a loose or missing fuel cap was not the cause of the ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL CAP’’ message coming on, the message will turn off and the Malfunction Indicator Lamp will come on. If this happens, have your vehicle checked by your dealer as soon as possible. 80 Fuel Low Washer Fluid Low If the level of the fuel in the tank gets low, you will see ‘‘FUEL LOW’’ in the multi-information display, and you must refuel soon. The low fuel indicator in the instrument panel will also come on. If the fluid level in the windshield washer reservoir gets low, you will see ‘‘WASHER FLUID LOW’’ in the multi-information display. Canadian models only 05/09/22 09:17:42 31SEA620 0084  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Passenger Side Airbag Off U.S. Check VSA System Check Engine Oil Level If there is a problem with the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system, you will see ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ in the multi-information display. If you see this message, have the VSA system checked by your dealer (see page 255 ). If the engine oil is very low or has lost pressure, you will see ‘‘CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL’’ in the multiinformation display. You will also see the low oil pressure indicator in the instrument panel flashing or staying on. If you see this message, you should take immediate action since serious engine damage is possible. Follow the procedure on page 323 . Canada CONTINUED 81 Instruments and Controls If the passenger’s side airbag has automatically shut off, you will see ‘‘PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF’’ in the multi-information display. See page 34 for more information. 05/09/22 09:17:49 31SEA620 0085  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Check Transmission Check ABS System Check Airbag System Automatic transmission: If there is a problem in the anti-lock brake system (ABS), you will see ‘‘CHECK ABS SYSTEM’’ in the multi-information display. If you see this message, have your vehicle checked by a dealer (see page 253 ). If there is a problem with your front airbags, side airbags, passenger’s side airbag automatic cutoff system, automatic seat belt tensioners, side curtain airbags, driver’s seat position sensor, or the front passenger’s weight sensors, you will see ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ in the multi-information display. Take your vehicle to a dealer as soon as possible (see page 34 ). If there is a problem with the automatic transmission, you will see ‘‘CHECK TRANSMISSION’’ in the multi-information display. Avoid rapid acceleration, and have the transmission checked by a dealer as soon as possible. 82 05/09/22 09:17:59 31SEA620 0086  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Check Charging System Check Emission System Check Brake System U.S. If you see ‘‘CHECK EMISSION SYSTEM’’ in the multi-information display, it means one of the engine’s emission systems may have a problem. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer (see page 324 ). If there is a problem with the brake system, you will see ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’ in the multiinformation display. The parking brake and brake system indicator in the instrument panel will also come on. See page 326 for more information. CONTINUED 83 Instruments and Controls If you see ‘‘CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM’’ in the multi-information display, it means the battery is not being charged. See page 324 for more information. Canada 05/09/22 09:18:07 31SEA620 0087  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Check DRL System Cruise Control HandsFreeLinkTM U.S. model is shown Canadian models only If there is a problem in the high beam headlight’s circuit, you will see ‘‘CHECK DRL SYSTEM’’ in the multi-information display. If you see this message, have your vehicle checked by a dealer. 84 This message comes on when you set the cruise control. The Cruise Control indicator in the instrument panel will also come on. See page 204 for information on the cruise control operation. You can receive or make phone-calls from your cell phone through your vehicle’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 213 for instructions on how to link your cell phone to the HFL and how to receive or make phone calls. 05/09/22 09:18:17 31SEA620 0088  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display DRIVER’S ID You can customize some vehicle control settings for ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ and ‘‘DRIVER 2’’ separately. To have the driver’s ID detected, make sure you use your transmitter to unlock the driver’s door. If you use the key to unlock the driver’s door, the system cannot recognize either ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ or ‘‘DRIVER 2.’’ In this case, when you try to enter the customizing mode, ‘‘DRIVER UNKNOWN CUSTOMIZE IMPOSSIBLE’’ will be displayed, and you cannot customize some of the settings. CONTINUED 85 Instruments and Controls Customized Settings With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, press and hold the INFO button for more than 3 seconds. ‘‘CUSTOMIZE ENTRY’’ appears in the multi-information display. 05/09/22 09:18:25 31SEA620 0089  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display The first customizing menu is: CHANGE SETTING DEFAULT ALL Every time you press the INFO button, the display cycles from ‘‘CHANGE SETTING,’’ ‘‘DEFAULT ALL,’’ ‘‘EXIT’’ and then back to ‘‘CHANGE SETTING.’’ Press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. AT model MT model To change the settings, stop the vehicle, and make sure to set the parking brake and put the transmission in Park (A/T) or neutral (M/T). If you try to enter the customizing mode while the vehicle is moving, the above message appears and you cannot change the settings. 86 If you want the settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory, select ‘‘DEFAULT ALL,’’ as described on page 89 . If you want to change any vehicle control settings, select ‘‘CHANGE SETTING,’’ and follow the instructions on page 91 . If you do not make any changes, select ‘‘EXIT,’’ the display returns to normal display. You can also use the Select/Reset knob in the instrument panel. Turn the knob to select a setting and press it to enter your selection. 05/09/22 09:18:33 31SEA620 0090  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Here are the settings you can customize in this mode: CUSTOMIZE GROUP METER SETUP ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A & AVG. FUEL RESET with REFUEL ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION PRIMARY DISP SELECTION POSITION SETUP MEMORY POSITION LINK CUSTOMIZE SET UP ENGLISH* FRENCH SPANISH −5°F∼±0°F*∼+5°F −3°C∼±0°C*∼+3°C ON OFF* IGN RESET * TRIP A RESET TRIP B RESET INST. FUEL * AVG. FUEL RANGE ELAPSED TIME AVG. SPEED ON* OFF See page 93 See page 95 See page 97 See page 99 See page 101 See page 103 * : Default setting CONTINUED 87 Instruments and Controls Refer to pages in the next column about the settings you want to customize. CUSTOMIZE MENU LANGUAGE SELECTION 05/09/22 09:18:38 31SEA620 0091  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display LIGHTING SETUP INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER DOOR · WINDOW SETUP DOOR LOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SECURTY RELOCK TIMER WIPER SETUP FRONT WIPER ACTION 15 sec 30 sec* 60 sec 0 sec 15 sec* 30 sec 60 sec DRIVER DOOR * ALL DOORS ON* OFF 30 sec* 60 sec 90 sec WITH VEH SPD* INTERMITTENT * : Default setting 88 See page 105 See page 107 See page 110 See page 112 See page 114 See page 116 05/09/22 09:18:46 31SEA620 0092  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display DEFAULT ALL If you want to cancel ‘‘DEFAULT ALL,’’ press the SEL/RESET button while ‘‘CANCEL’’ is shown. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE ENTRY.’’ To set the default settings, press the INFO button until the display changes as shown above. Press the SEL/RESET button to select ‘‘DEFAULT ALL.’’ Press the SEL/RESET button to enter ‘‘DEFAULT ALL.’’ You can change the display between ‘‘CANCEL,’’ ‘‘OK’’ and ‘‘EXIT’’ each time you press the INFO button. CONTINUED 89 Instruments and Controls If you want to set the customizable vehicle control settings to the default setting, press the INFO button on the steering wheel until ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ is displayed. 05/09/22 09:18:52 31SEA620 0093  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display When ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ is completed successfully, you will see the above display for several seconds, and the display will return to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE ENTRY.’’ 90 If ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ is not completed successfully, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE ENTRY.’’ Repeat the procedure to select ‘‘DEFAULT ALL.’’ To exit ‘‘DEFAULT ALL,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button. 05/09/22 09:19:01 31SEA620 0094  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Change Setting You can customize some of the vehicle control settings to your preference. Here are the settings you can customize: Instruments and Controls METER SETUP POSITION SETUP LIGHTING SETUP DOOR/WINDOW SETUP WIPER SETUP While the multi-information display is showing ‘‘CHANGE SETTING,’’ press the SEL/RESET button. The display will start showing the initial ‘‘CUSTOMIZE GROUP.’’ Each time you press the INFO button, the display changes as shown in the next column. Press the INFO button until you see the setup you want to customize, and press the SEL/ RESET button to enter your selection. : Press SEL/RESET Button. : Press the INFO Button. 91 05/09/22 09:19:10 31SEA620 0095  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Meter Setup There are five custom settings in the Meter Setup: LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A & AVG. FUEL A RESET with REFUEL ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION PRIMARY DISP SELECTION While ‘‘METER SETUP’’ is displayed, press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Then, press the INFO button repeatedly. Each time you press the INFO button, the display changes as shown. To customize a setting, press the INFO button repeatedly until you see the setting you want to customize, and press the SEL/RESET button. Then follow the procedures described on the following pages. 92 : Press the INFO Button. 05/09/22 09:19:17 31SEA620 0096  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Language Selection While the multi-information display is showing ‘‘METER SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to ‘‘LANGUAGE SELECTION.’’ Press the SEL/RESET button again to enter the language selection mode. There are three selectable languages, English, French, and Spanish. Each time you press the INFO button, the display changes as shown. Select the language you want by pressing the INFO button, and press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 93 Instruments and Controls : Press the INFO Button. 05/09/22 09:19:25 31SEA620 0097  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display When language selection is successfully completed, the display changes to the screen shown above for several seconds, then goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ All the messages in the multiinformation display will be in the language you selected. 94 If you fail to select a language properly, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. To exit ‘‘LANGUAGE SELECTION,’’ press the INFO button repeatedly until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 05/09/22 09:19:31 31SEA620 0098  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Adjust Outside Temp. Display U.S. model is shown While the multi-information display shows ‘‘METER SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to the ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Press the INFO button once, and you will see ‘‘ADJUST. OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY’’ as shown above. Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. The highlighted number is the current adjustment above or below the outside temperature. Press the INFO button repeatedly until the appropriate number appears, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 95 Instruments and Controls If you find that the temperature reading is always a few degrees below or above the actual temperature, adjust it as described on the following columns. 05/09/22 09:19:37 31SEA620 0099  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display U.S. model is shown When your selection is successfully entered, you will see the above display for several seconds, and then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 96 If you fail to enter the desired adjustment properly, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the adjustment. To exit ‘‘ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ and press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 05/09/22 09:19:44 31SEA620 0100  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Trip A & Avg. Fuel Reset with Refuel To reset ‘‘Trip A’’ and ‘‘AVG. FUEL A’’ to reset every time you refuel your vehicle, follow the procedure described from the next column. Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. The lower segment changes between ‘‘ON’’ and ‘‘OFF’’ each time you press the INFO button. Enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. CONTINUED 97 Instruments and Controls While the multi-information display shows ‘‘METER SETUP’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Press the INFO button repeatedly until you see ‘‘TRIP A & AVG. FUEL RESET WITH REFUEL’’ in the lower segment as shown above. 05/09/22 09:19:49 31SEA620 0101  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully entered, you will see the above display for several seconds, and then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 98 If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. To exit ‘‘TRIP A & AVG. FUEL WITH REFUEL,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ and press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 08/10/08 17:21:12 31SEA620 0102  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Elap. Time Reset Condition While the multi-information display shows ‘‘METER SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to the ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Press the INFO button repeatedly until you see ‘‘ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION’’ in the lower segment as shown above. Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. The lower segment changes between ‘‘IGN RESET,’’ ‘‘TRIP A RESET’’ and ‘‘TRIP B RESET’’ each time you press the INFO button. Enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. CONTINUED 99 Instruments and Controls ‘‘ELAPSED TIME’’ is the driving time since you last reset the trip computer. You can customize the condition of when to reset the ‘‘ELAPSED TIME’’. 05/09/22 09:20:02 31SEA620 0103  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully entered, you will see the above display for several seconds, and then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 100 If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. To exit ‘‘ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ and press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 05/09/22 09:20:08 31SEA620 0104  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Primary Disp Selection While the multi-information display shows ‘‘METER SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Press the INFO button until you see ‘‘PRIMARY DISP SELECTION’’ as shown above. Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. The lower segment changes from ‘‘INST. FUEL,’’ to ‘‘AVG. FUEL,’’ to ‘‘RANGE,’’ to ‘‘ELAPSED TIME,’’ then to ‘‘AVG. SPEED’’ each time you press the INFO button. Enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. CONTINUED 101 Instruments and Controls When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the primary display of the trip computer always shows ‘‘INST. MPG’’ (U.S. models) or ‘‘INST. L/100 km’’ (Canadian models) in default setting. You can customize this setting to your liking in following procedure. 05/09/22 09:20:14 31SEA620 0105  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully entered, you will see the above display for several seconds, and then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 102 If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. To exit ‘‘PRIMARY DISP SELECTION,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ and press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 05/10/04 15:30:37 31SEA620 0106  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Memory Position Link Refer to page 142 for setting the seat position memory. Also refer to page 131 for remote transmitter use. While the multi-information display shows ‘‘POSITION SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ as shown above. Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Select ‘‘ON’’ or ‘‘OFF ’’ by pressing the INFO button, and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. CONTINUED 103 Instruments and Controls Position Setup If ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ is ‘‘ON,’’ the driver’s seat moves to the position stored in the memory when you open the driver’s door, using the remote transmitter. 05/09/22 09:20:28 31SEA620 0107  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display When your selection is entered, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 104 If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, and the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. To exit ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/ RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 05/09/22 09:20:39 31SEA620 0108  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Lighting Setup There are two custom settings in the Lighting Setup: Interior Light Dimming Time While the ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ is displayed, press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Each time you press the INFO button, the display changes between ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ and ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER.’’ To make your selection, press the SEL/RESET button. The interior lights fade out when you close all doors. You can change the time that the interior lights fade out. While the multi-information display shows ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ as shown above. Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Each time you press the INFO button, the highlighted number changes from ‘‘15 sec,’’ to ‘‘30 sec,’’ and then to ‘‘60 sec.’’ To make your selection, press the SEL/RESET button. CONTINUED 105 Instruments and Controls INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER 05/09/22 09:20:44 31SEA620 0109  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display When your selection is entered, you will see the above display for several seconds, and then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 106 If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, and the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. To exit ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 05/09/22 09:20:53 31SEA620 0110  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Headlight Auto Off Timer Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Each time you press the INFO button, the highlighted number changes from ‘‘0 sec,’’ to ‘‘15 sec,’’ to ‘‘30 sec,’’ and then to ‘‘60 sec.’’ Press the INFO button repeatedly until the desired time appears, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. When your selection is entered, you will see the above display for several seconds, and then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ CONTINUED 107 Instruments and Controls While the multi-information display shows ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Then press the INFO button to display ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER’’ as shown above. 05/09/22 09:20:58 31SEA620 0111  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display The headlights, parking lights, taillights, and license plate lights turn off after the selected time when you remove the key from the ignition switch and close the driver’s door. If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 108 To exit ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 05/09/22 09:21:05 31SEA620 0112  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Door · Window Setup There are three custom settings in the Door · Window Setup: Instruments and Controls DOOR LOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER While the multi-information display shows ‘‘DOOR · WINDOW SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Each time you press the INFO button, the display changes as shown in the next column. To customize a setting, press the INFO button repeatedly until you see the setting you want to customize, and press the SEL/RESET button. Then follow the procedures described on the following pages. : Press the INFO Button. CONTINUED 109 05/09/22 09:21:12 31SEA620 0113  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Door Lock Mode In default setting, if you push the UNLOCK button once on the remote transmitter or turn the key clockwise in the driver’s door lock, only the driver’s door unlocks. You can select whether only the driver’s door unlocks or all the doors unlock in ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE.’’ While the multi-information display is showing ‘‘DOOR · WINDOW SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ as shown above. 110 Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Select ‘‘DRIVER DOOR’’ or ‘‘ALL DOORS’’ by pressing the INFO button, and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 05/09/22 09:21:18 31SEA620 0114  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. To exit ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ CONTINUED 111 Instruments and Controls When your selection is successfully entered, you will see the above display for several seconds, and then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 05/09/22 09:21:25 31SEA620 0115  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Keyless Lock Acknowledgment When you push the LOCK button on the remote transmitter, the doors and the trunk are set, and some exterior lights flash, and a beeper sounds when you push the LOCK button again within 5 seconds, and the security system has set and a horn sounds (see page 203 ). You can customize the exterior lights not to flash and the beeper not to sound. While the multi-information display shows ‘‘DOOR·WINDOW SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Then press the INFO button repeatedly until you see ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT’’ as shown above. 112 Press SEL/RESET button, then press the INFO button. Each time you press the INFO button, the display changes to ‘‘ON,’’ to ‘‘OFF,’’ then to ‘‘EXIT.’’ Select ‘‘ON’’ or ‘‘OFF’’ by pressing the INFO button, and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. 05/09/22 09:21:31 31SEA620 0116  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, and the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. To exit ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ CONTINUED 113 Instruments and Controls When your selection is entered, you will see the above display for several seconds, and then the display changes to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 05/09/22 09:21:38 31SEA620 0117  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Security Relock Timer If you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock and the security system sets. You can change this relock time from 30 seconds to 60 or 90 seconds. While the multi-information display shows ‘‘DOOR·WINDOW SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Then press the INFO button repeatedly until you see ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ as shown above. 114 Press the SEL/RESET button, then press the INFO button. Each time you press the INFO button, the time changes from ‘‘30 sec,’’ to ‘‘60 sec,’’ and then to ‘‘90 sec.’’ 05/09/22 09:21:45 31SEA620 0118  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, and the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. To exit ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ When your selection is entered, you will see the above display for several seconds, and then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ 115 Instruments and Controls Select the desired relock time by pressing the INFO button, and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. 05/09/22 09:21:52 31SEA620 0119  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display Wiper Setup When ‘‘WIPER SETUP’’ is shown in the multi-information display, the action of the windshield wipers can be changed. To do this, refer to the following procedure. Front Wiper Action With ‘‘WIPER SETUP’’ shown in the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to ‘‘FRONT WIPER ACTION’’ as shown above. Press the SEL/RESET button, then press the INFO button. 116 Each time you press the INFO button, the display changes from ‘‘WITH VEH SPD,’’ to ‘‘INTERMITTENT,’’ and then to ‘‘EXIT.’’ Press the INFO button to select ‘‘WITH VEH SPD’’ or ‘‘INTERMITTENT,’’ and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. 05/09/22 09:21:58 31SEA620 0120  Table of Contents Table of Contents Multi-Information Display seconds, and then the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, and the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. To exit ‘‘FRONT WIPER ACTION,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ When your selection is entered, you will see the above display for several 117 Instruments and Controls If you set the front wiper action to ‘‘WITH VEH SPD,’’ the front wipers run intermittently and the wiper interval is varied automatically according to the vehicle’s speed when the wiper switch is in the ‘‘INT’’position. If you set it to ‘‘INTERMITTENT,’’ the wipers run at regular intervals. 05/09/22 09:22:06 31SEA620 0121  Table of Contents Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/FOG LIGHTS/ TURN SIGNALS (P.120-121) HORN*1 INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS CONTROL (P.122) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS (P.119) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.123) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P.200) MOONROOF SWITCH (P.150) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.204) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P.123) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) OFF SWITCH (P.256) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT LEVER (P.124) MULTI-INFORMATION HANDSFREE LINKTM BUTTONS/ VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS*2 (P.212) BUTTONS (P.70, 72) Vehicle without navigation system is shown. SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.137) *1 : To use the horn, press the pad around the ‘‘Acura’’ logo. *2 : Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual. 118 05/09/22 09:22:15 31SEA620 0122  Table of Contents Table of Contents Wipers and Washers Windshield Wiper 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. 1. MIST 2. OFF 3. INT − Intermittent 4. LO − Low speed 5. HI − High speed 6. Windshield washers INT − The length of the wiper interval is varied automatically according to the vehicle’s speed. Vary the delay by turning the INT TIME ring. If you turn it to the shortest delay, the wipers will change to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h). To change the ‘‘FRONT WIPER ACTION’’ setting, see page 116 . 119 Instruments and Controls OFF − The wipers are not activated. Windshield Washer − Pull the wiper control lever toward you, and hold it. The washers spray until you release the lever. The wipers run at low speed, then complete one more sweep after you release the lever. 05/09/22 09:22:23 31SEA620 0123  Table of Contents Table of Contents Turn Signal, Headlights Turn Signal and Headlights Turn Signal − Push down on the left lever to signal a left turn and up to signal a right turn. To signal a lane change, push lightly on the lever in the proper direction and hold it. The lever will return to center when you release it or complete a turn. Headlights − Turning the switch on the left lever 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. 1. Turn signal 2. Off 3. Parking and interior lights 4. Headlights 5. High beams 6. Flash high beams 7. Fog lights off 8. Fog lights on 120 When the light switch is in the ‘‘ ’’ or the ‘‘ ’’ 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 LOCK (0) position. If you leave the lights on with the key removed from the ignition switch, you will hear a reminder beeper when you open the driver’s door. 05/09/22 09:22:33 31SEA620 0124  Table of Contents Table of Contents Headlights, Automatic Lighting Off Feature, Daytime Running Lights Automatic Lighting Off Feature This feature turns off the headlights, parking lights, taillights, and license plate lights within 15 seconds of removing the key from the ignition switch and closing the driver’s door. Fog Lights Turn the fog lights on and off by turning the switch next to the headlight switch. This feature activates if you leave the headlight switch in the or position, remove the key, then open and close the driver’s door. You can use the fog lights only when the headlights are on low beam. They will go off when you turn the headlights off or onto high beam. If you remove the key from the ignition switch with the headlight switch on, but do not open the door and get out, the lights will turn off after 10 minutes. You can change this 15 second timer to 0, 30, or 60 seconds (see page 107 ). The lights will turn on again when you unlock or open the driver’s door. If you unlock the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights will go off. With the driver’s door open, you will hear a Lights-On reminder beeper. Daytime Running Lights (Canadian Models) With the headlight switch in the off or position, the high beam headlights and the high beam indicator come on with reduced brightness when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and release the parking brake. They remain on until you turn the ignition switch off, even if you set the parking brake. CONTINUED 121 Instruments and Controls High Beams − To switch from low beams to high beams, push the left lever forward until you hear a click. The 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 will stay on as long as you hold the lever back. 05/09/22 09:22:41 31SEA620 0125  Table of Contents Table of Contents Daytime Running Lights, Instrument Panel Brightness The headlights revert to normal operation when you turn them on with the switch. Instrument Panel Brightness U.S. model is shown If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL SYSTEM’’ message in the multiinformation display, there is a problem in the high beam headlight’s circuit. 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 previous page to turn them on. SELECT/RESET KNOB The knob on the instrument panel controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. Turn the knob to adjust the brightness. BRIGHTNESS LEVEL The level of brightness is shown in the multi-information display while you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds after you finish adjusting. To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to or . Turning the Select/Reset knob fully to the right until you hear a click will cancel the reduced brightness. 122 05/09/22 09:22:48 31SEA620 0126  Table of Contents Table of Contents Hazard Warning, Rear Window Defogger Hazard Warning Rear Window Defogger Push the button between the center vents to turn on the hazard warning lights (four-way flashers). This causes all four outside turn signal lights and both turn signal 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. The rear window defogger will clear fog, frost, and thin ice from the window. Push the defogger button to turn it on and off. The indicator above the button comes on to show the defogger is on. If you do not turn it off, the defogger will shut itself off after about 35 minutes. It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition switch. You have to turn the defogger on again when you restart the vehicle. With navigation system 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. 123 Instruments and Controls Without navigation system 05/09/22 09:22:55 31SEA620 0127  Table of Contents Table of Contents Steering Wheel Adjustment Make any steering wheel adjustment before you start driving. 3. Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in that position. 4. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up, down, in, and out. Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash. Adjust the steering wheel only when the vehicle is stopped. 1. Push the lever under the steering column all the way down. 2. Move the steering wheel up or down, and in or out to the desired position. Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and the indicator lights. 124 05/09/22 09:23:03 31SEA620 0128  Table of Contents Table of Contents Keys and Locks KEY NUMBER TAG MASTER VALET KEY KEY (LIGHT GREY) (BLACK) 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. The master key fits all the locks on your vehicle. The valet key works only in the ignition and the door locks. You can keep the trunk release handle, rear seat trunk access, and glove box locked when you leave your vehicle and the valet key at a parking facility. Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity. 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. Remote Transmitter Your vehicle also comes with two remote transmitters; see page 130 for an explanation of how to operation. 125 Instruments and Controls These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the immobilizer system. They will not work to start the engine if the circuits are damaged. Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them. 05/09/22 09:23:11 31SEA620 0129  Table of Contents 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 off. If the indicator starts to blink, it means the system does not recognize the coding of the key. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, remove the key, reinsert it, and turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position again. 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 insert the key. 126 If the system repeatedly does not recognize the coding of your 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 lose your key and you 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. 05/09/22 09:23:19 31SEA620 0130  Table of Contents Table of Contents Ignition Switch If the front wheels are turned, the anti-theft lock may make it difficult to turn the key. Firmly turn the steering wheel to the left or right as you turn the key. The ignition switch has four positions: LOCK (0), ACCESSORY (I), ON (II), and START (III). LOCK (0) − You can insert or remove the key only in this position. To turn the key, you must push the key in slightly. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the shift lever must also be in park. ON (II) − This is the normal key position when driving. Several of the indicators on the instrument panel come on as a test when you turn the ignition switch from the ACCESSORY (I) to the ON (II) position. START (III) − Use this position only to start the engine. The switch returns to the ON (II) position when you let go of the key. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the shift lever must be in Park before you can remove the key from the ignition switch. Removing the key from the ignition switch while driving locks the steering. This can cause you to lose control of the vehicle. Remove the key from the ignition switch only when parked. 127 Instruments and Controls ACCESSORY (I) − You can operate the audio system and the accessory power sockets in this position. You will hear a reminder beeper if you leave the key in the ignition switch in the LOCK (0) or the ACCESSORY (I) position and open the driver’s door. Remove the key to turn off the beeper. 05/09/22 09:23:27 31SEA620 0131  Table of Contents Table of Contents Door Locks LOCK TAB Each door has a lock tab on the top. Push the tab down to lock the door and pull it up to unlock. To lock the passenger’s door when getting out of the vehicle, push the lock tab down and close the door. To lock the driver’s door, remove the key from the ignition switch and push the lock tab down or push the top of the master switch, then close the door. 128 All doors can be locked from the outside by using the key in the driver’s door. To unlock only the driver’s door or all doors (depending on the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting), insert the key, turn the key, and release it. The remaining doors unlock when you turn the key a second time within a few seconds. To change this setting, see page 110 . You can open or close the windows by using the key in the driver’s door (see page 149 ). Power Door Locks DRIVER’S DOOR Lock Unlock MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH Each front door has a master door lock switch. Either switch locks and unlocks all doors. On the driver’s door, push the top of the master door lock switch to lock all doors. Push the bottom to unlock them. 05/09/22 09:23:34 31SEA620 0132  Table of Contents Table of Contents Door Locks, Childproof Door Locks Lockout Prevention MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH Unlock Childproof Door Locks Unlock Lock FRONT PASSENGER’S DOOR On the front passenger’s door, push the master door lock switch down to lock the all doors, and up to unlock them. 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. 129 Instruments and Controls Lock With the driver’s door open and the key in the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled. You will see a ‘‘REMOVE KEY’’ message in the multi-information display (see page 79 ). If you try to lock an open driver’s door by pushing in the lock tab, all doors will unlock when you close the driver’s door. 05/09/22 09:23:41 31SEA620 0133  Table of Contents Table of Contents Remote Transmitter LED UNLOCK BUTTON LOCK BUTTON TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON PANIC BUTTON When the key is in the ignition switch, the functions of each button are disabled. LOCK − Press this button once to lock all doors. Some exterior lights will flash. When you push LOCK twice within 5 seconds, you will hear a horn (depending on the ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’’ setting) to verify that the doors are locked and the security system has set. The Lock button will not work this way if any door is not fully 130 closed. To change the ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’’ setting, see page 112 . You can open and close all power windows from outside the vehicle with the key. With the remote transmitter, you can open the windows. Refer to Power Windows on page 149 . UNLOCK − Press this button once to unlock the driver’s door or all the doors (depending on the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting). 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 Activated position) will come on when you press the UNLOCK button. If you do not open any doors within 30 seconds (or whatever setting the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ is set to), the light fades out. If you relock the doors with the remote transmitter before 30 seconds have elapsed, the light will go off immediately. To change the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting, see page 110 . 05/09/22 09:23:49 31SEA620 0134  Table of Contents Table of Contents Remote Transmitter To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME,’’ see page 105 . Recalling a Memorized Driving Position With Driver 1 With Driver 2 Instruments and Controls If you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter, but do not open any doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock and the security system sets. To change this setting, refer to ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ on page 114 . PANIC − Press this button for about 1 second to attract attention; the horn will sound and the exterior lights will flash for about 30 seconds. To cancel panic mode, press any other button on the remote transmitter, or turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. TRUNK − Press this button for about 1 second to open the trunk. You cannot open the trunk with the remote transmitter if the trunk main switch is turned off (see page 136 ). Each remote transmitter also activates the Driving Position Memory System and changes the ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ setting according to that remote (see page 142 ). CONTINUED 131 05/09/22 09:23:58 31SEA620 0135  Table of Contents Table of Contents Remote Transmitter When you open the driver’s door after unlocking it with the remote transmitter, you will hear a beep (depending on the ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’’ setting see page 112 ). The driver’s seat move to the positions stored in that memory location. You will hear two beeps when the movement is completed. To stop the system’s automatic adjustment, do any of these actions: Press any button on the driver’s door: MEMO, memory button 1 or 2. Push any of the adjustment switches for the seat. Shift out of Park (A/T). 132 The driving position memory activated (Driver 1, Driver 2) is shown on the back of each transmitter. Make sure you store your desired driving position in the memory that is activated by the transmitter you normally carry. You can turn off this system activation. Press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons at the same time. The LED in the remote transmitter will blink twice. Then release the buttons. Doing this also cancels the ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ setting for that remote and restores the default settings. To turn it back on, repeat this procedure. The LED will come on for 1 second 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. 05/09/22 09:24:10 31SEA620 0136  Table of Contents Table of Contents Remote Transmitter Replacing the Transmitter Battery If it takes several pushes on the button to lock or unlock the doors, replace the battery as soon as possible. BATTERY To replace the battery: 1. Place a cloth on the edge of the transmitter, and remove the upper half by carefully prying on the edge with a small flat-tip screwdriver. 2. Remove the old battery and note the polarity. Make sure the polarity of the new battery is the same (− side facing up), then insert it in the transmitter. 3. Snap the two halves of the transmitter case back together. CONTINUED 133 Instruments and Controls Battery type: CR2025 05/09/22 09:24:14 31SEA620 0137  Table of Contents Table of Contents Remote Transmitter 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. 134 05/09/22 09:24:24 31SEA620 0138  Table of Contents Table of Contents Trunk Pull You can open the trunk in any of three ways: Pull up on the trunk release lever located to the left of the driver’s seat. Press and hold the trunk release button on the remote transmitter. If the doors are unlocked, press the trunk release switch on the trunk lid. MASTER KEY To close the trunk, press down on the trunk lid. See page 237 for cargo loading and weight limit information. 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 . To protect items in the trunk when you need to give the key to someone else: 1. Lock the trunk release lever with the master key. Also make sure the rear seat is not folded down (see page 140 ). 2. Give the person the valet key. CONTINUED 135 Instruments and Controls TRUNK RELEASE SWITCH TRUNK RELEASE LEVER 05/09/22 09:24:33 31SEA620 0139  Table of Contents Table of Contents Trunk Emergency Trunk Opener TRUNK RELEASE LEVER To open the trunk, push the release lever to the left. Trunk Main Switch Parents should decide if their children should be shown how to use this feature. For more information about child safety, see page 41 . As a safety feature, your vehicle has a release lever on the trunk latch so the trunk can be opened from the inside. 136 To protect items in the trunk, you can disable the trunk-release lever on the left of the driver’s seat, the trunk-release switch on the trunk lid, and the trunk-release button on the remote by turning off the trunk main switch in the glove box and locking the glove box. Make sure the rear seat is not folded down. If you need to give the key to someone else, give them the valet key. 05/09/22 09:24:40 31SEA620 0140  Table of Contents Table of Contents Seat Heaters In HI, the heater turns off when the seat gets warm, and turns back on after the seat temperature drops. SEAT HEATER SWITCHES 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. 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. 137 Instruments and Controls In LO, the heater runs continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes. Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters: 05/09/22 09:24:52 31SEA620 0141  Table of Contents Table of Contents Seats Power Seat Adjustment Driver’s Lumbar Support See pages 13 − 15 for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position seats and seat-backs. 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. Moves the seat forward and backward. Driver’s seat only: Moving the long horizontal switch adjusts the seat bottom in several directions. The seat bottom adjusts in the direction you move the switch. The short vertical switch adjusts the seat back angle. Moves the front of the seat up or down and the rear of the seat up or down. Driver’s seat only: Raises or lowers the seat. Adjusts the seat-back angle forward or backward. 138 To change the lumbar support, move the lever on the right side of the seat-back forward or backward. Keep moving the lever forward or backward until you find a suitable position. 05/09/22 09:25:00 31SEA620 0142  Table of Contents Table of Contents Seats Head Restraints See page 15 for important safety information and a warning about how to properly position the head restraints. FRONT REAR OUTSIDE POSITION The head restraints help protect you and your passengers from whiplash and other injuries. They are most effective when you adjust them so the back of the occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint. A taller person should adjust the restraint as high as possible. RELEASE BUTTON The head restraints adjust for height. You need both hands to adjust the restraint. Do not attempt to adjust it while driving. To raise it, pull upward. To lower the restraint, push the release button sideways, and push the restraint down. RELEASE BUTTON To remove a head restraint for cleaning or repair, pull it up as far as it will go. Push the release button and pull the restraint out of the seatback. CONTINUED 139 Instruments and Controls Your vehicle has adjustable head restraints on the front seats and on the outside positions of the rear seat. 05/09/22 09:25:06 31SEA620 0143  Table of Contents Table of Contents Seats Folding Rear Seat The back of the rear seat folds down to give you direct access to the trunk. Each side folds down separately. With only half the seat folded, you can still carry a passenger in the back seat. The seat-back can be released from inside the vehicle or inside the trunk. GUIDE MASTER KEY To fold down either side of the seatback from inside the vehicle, insert the master key in the lock on the rear shelf. To fold down the driver’s side, turn the key clockwise, pull down the top of the seat-back, then release the key. To fold down the passenger’s side, turn the key counterclockwise and perform the same procedure. 140 CENTER SHOULDER BELT When storing cargo, you can move the rear center shoulder belt out of the way by removing the belt from the guide. 05/09/22 09:25:15 31SEA620 0144  Table of Contents Table of Contents Seats RELEASE LOOP To release the seat-back from inside the trunk, pull the release loop under the trunk panel. Push the seat-back down, then let go of the release. Make sure all rear shoulder belts are positioned in front of the rear seatback, and the center shoulder belt is re-positioned in the guide whenever the seat-back is in its upright position. Be sure there are no twists in the center shoulder belt. Do not put any heavy items on the seat-back when it is folded. Make sure all items in the trunk, or items extending through the opening into the back seat, are secured. Loose items can fly forward and cause injury if you have to brake hard. See Carrying Cargo on page 236 . Never drive with the seat-back folded down and the trunk lid open. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 56 . To lock the seat-back upright, push it firmly against the trunk panel. Make sure it is latched in place by pulling on the top of the seat. 141 Instruments and Controls Make sure that the folded seat-back does not interfere with the front passenger’s seat-back. This will cause the front passenger’s weight sensors to work improperly (see page 30 ). Also check the passenger airbag off indicator to assure proper operation of the passenger’s advanced front airbag. 05/09/22 09:25:24 31SEA620 0145  Table of Contents Table of Contents Driving Position Memory System Your vehicle has a memory feature for the driver’s seat position. Two seat positions can be stored in separate memories. You select a memorized position by pushing the appropriate button or appropriate remote transmitter (Driver 1 or Driver 2). This setting can be linked or unlinked with the remote transmitter. To customize the setting ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’, see page 103 . 142 Storing a Driving Position in Memory Store a driving position only when the vehicle is parked. 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 in the ON (II) position. You can recall a memorized position with the ignition switch in any position. 2. Adjust the seat to a comfortable position (see page 138 ). MEMO BUTTON INDICATORS MEMORY BUTTONS 3. Press and release the MEMO button on the driver’s door. You will hear a beep. Then, both indicators in the memory buttons will start to blink. Press and hold one of the memory buttons (1 or 2) within 5 seconds after you press the MEMO button. When the system completes to store a new driving position, you hear two beeps. The indicator in the stored memory button will come on. 05/09/22 09:25:35 31SEA620 0146  Table of Contents Table of Contents Driving Position Memory System Doing any of the following after pressing the MEMO button will cancel the storing procedure. Selecting a Memorized Position Pressing the MEMO button again within 5 seconds. Notes for vehicles with M/T Readjusting the seat position. Each memory button stores only one driving position. Storing a new position erases the previous setting stored in that button’s memory. If you want to add a new position while retaining the current one, use the other memory button. All stored driving positions will be lost if your vehicle’s battery goes dead or is disconnected. MEMORY BUTTONS To select a memorized position, do this: 1. Make sure the parking brake is set (M/T) or the shift lever is in Park (A/T). You cannot select a memorized position if the transmission is in reverse. Shift to another gear, then select. If the parking brake is not set, you must press and hold the memory button until the adjustment is complete. 2. Press the desired memory button (1 or 2) until you hear a beep. CONTINUED 143 Instruments and Controls Not pressing a memory button within 5 seconds. The system will move the driver’s seat to the memorized position. The indicator in the selected memory button will flash during movement. When the adjustment is complete, you will hear two beeps, and the indicator will stay on. 05/09/22 09:25:40 31SEA620 0147  Table of Contents Table of Contents Driving Position Memory System To stop the system’s automatic adjustment, do any of these actions: Press any button on the driver’s door: MEMO, memory button 1 or 2. Push any of the adjustment switches for the seat. Shift out of Park (A/T), or into reverse (M/T). 144 If desired, you can use the adjustment switches to change the seat position after it is in its memorized position. If you change the memorized position, the indicator in the memory button will go out. To keep this seat position for later use, you must store it in the driver’s seat position memory. 05/09/22 09:25:44 31SEA620 0148  Table of Contents Table of Contents Mirrors OFF BUTTON INDICATOR Instruments and Controls The inside mirror can automatically darken to reduce glare. To turn on this feature, press the AUTO button on the bottom of the mirror. The 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 OFF button to turn off this feature. AUTO BUTTON Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving. 145 05/09/22 09:25:53 31SEA620 0149  Table of Contents Table of Contents Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors ADJUSTMENT KNOB 3. Push or pull the adjustment knob right, left, up, or down to move the mirror. Power Mirror Heaters HEATED MIRROR BUTTON 4. When you finish, turn the adjustment knob to the center (off) position. This turns off the adjustment knob to keep your settings. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 2. Turn the adjustment knob to L (driver’s side) or R (passenger’s side). 146 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. 05/09/22 09:26:00 31SEA620 0150  Table of Contents Table of Contents Power Windows Closing a power window on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. MAIN SWITCH DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH 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. 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. To close the driver’s window fully, pull back the window switch firmly, then release it. To stop the window from going all the way up, push down on the window switch briefly. To open or close the driver’s window partially, push down or pull back on the window switch lightly and hold it. The window will stop when you release the switch. CONTINUED 147 Instruments and Controls Make sure your passengers are away from the windows before closing them. AUTO − To open the driver’s window, push the window switch firmly down, then release it. To stop the window from going all the way down, pull back on the window switch briefly. 05/09/22 09:26:07 31SEA620 0151  Table of Contents Table of Contents Power Windows AUTO REVERSE − If the driver’s window senses any obstacle while it is closing automatically, it will reverse direction, and then stop. To close the window, remove the obstacle, then use the window switch again. If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, or the driver’s window fuse is removed, the AUTO function will be disabled. The power window system needs to be reset after reconnecting the battery or installing the fuse. 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. 1. Start the engine. Push down and hold the driver’s window switch until the window is fully open. 2. Pull and hold the driver’s window switch to close the window completely, then hold the switch for about 2 seconds. If the power windows do not operate properly after resetting, have your vehicle checked by your dealer. 148 The power window system has a keyoff delay function. The windows will still operate for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. Opening either front door cancels the delay function. You must turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position again before you can raise or lower the windows. 05/09/22 09:26:21 31SEA620 0152  Table of Contents Table of Contents Power Windows Opening the Windows with the Remote Transmitter UNLOCK BUTTON You can open all of the windows from the outside with the remote transmitter. Close 4. To open the windows further, turn and hold the key again (within 10 seconds). To close: 1. Insert the key in the driver’s door lock. 2. Press the UNLOCK button a second time, and hold it. The passenger’s doors unlock, and all four windows start to open. To stop the windows, release the button. You can open and close the windows with the key in the driver’s door lock. 3. To open the windows further, press the button again (within 10 seconds). To open: 1. Insert the key in the driver’s door lock. You cannot close the windows with the remote transmitter. 2. Turn the key clockwise, then release it. Opening/Closing the Windows with the Key 2. Turn the key counterclockwise, then release it. 3. Turn the key counterclockwise again, and hold it. All four windows start to close. To stop the windows, release the key. 4. To close the windows further, turn and hold the key again (within 10 seconds). 149 Instruments and Controls 1. Press the UNLOCK button once to unlock the driver’s door (depending on the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting). Open 3. Turn the key clockwise again, and hold it. All four windows start to open. To stop the windows, release the key. 05/09/22 09:26:29 31SEA620 0153  Table of Contents Table of Contents Moonroof To tilt up the back of the moonroof, press and hold the center button ( ). To close the moonroof, press and hold the upper part of the switch ( ). To open the moonroof, press and hold the lower part of the switch ( ). Release the switch when the moonroof gets to the desired position. Make sure everyone’s hands are away from the moonroof before opening or closing it. The moonroof has two positions: it can be tilted up in the back for ventilation, or it can be slid back into the roof. Use the switch under the left dashboard vent to operate the moonroof. The ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position. 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. 150 The moonroof has a key-off delay function. You can still open and close the moonroof for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. The key-off delay function cancels as soon as you open either front door. You must then turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position to operate the moonroof. 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 motor. 05/09/22 09:26:36 31SEA620 0154  Table of Contents Table of Contents Parking Brake To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up fully. To release it, pull up slightly, push the button, and lower the lever. The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released (see page 63 ). Instruments and Controls If you drive without releasing the parking brake, a beeper will sound, and you will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message in the multi-information display (see page 78 ). Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and hubs. A beeper will sound if the vehicle is put into gear with the parking brake on. 151 05/09/22 09:26:42 31SEA620 0155  Table of Contents Table of Contents Sun Visor, Vanity Mirror Sun Visor Vanity Mirror To use the sun visor, pull it down. You can also use the sun visor at the side window. Remove the support rod from the clip and swing the sun visor toward the side window. To use a vanity mirror on the back of the sun visor, pull up the cover. 152 The lights come on when you pull up the cover. 05/09/22 09:26:52 31SEA620 0156  Table of Contents Table of Contents Interior Lights Front DOOR ACTIVATED ON OFF Rear The rear ceiling light has a threeposition switch. In the OFF position, the light does not come on. In the Door Activated position, the ceiling light comes on when you open any door. After all doors are closed tightly, the light fades out in about 30 seconds. In the ON position, the ceiling light stays on continuously. DOOR ACTIVATED The front ceiling lights have a twoposition switch. In the Door Activated position, the lights come on when you open any door. In the OFF position, the lights do not come on. After all doors are closed tightly, the light dims slightly, then fades out in about 30 seconds. To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME,’’ see page105. Turn on the front ceiling lights by pushing the lens. Push the lens again to turn if off. You can use these lights at all times. CONTINUED 153 Instruments and Controls In the Door Activated position, the light comes on when you: Open either door. Remove the key from the ignition switch. Unlock the doors with the key or remote transmitter. If you do not open a door, the light fades out in about 10 seconds. Ceiling Light 05/09/22 09:26:57 31SEA620 0157  Table of Contents Table of Contents Interior Lights Courtesy Light COURTESY LIGHT The courtesy light between the spotlights comes on when you turn the parking lights on. To adjust its brightness, turn the Select/Reset knob on the instrument panel. 154 Individual Interior Lights The courtesy lights in the front doors and around the ignition switch come on when you open any door. After you close the door, the ignition switch light stays on for several seconds. 05/09/22 09:27:02 31SEA620 0158  Table of Contents Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items CONSOLE COMPARTMENT/ ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET FRONT DOOR POCKET/BEVERAGE HOLDER CENTER POCKET Instruments and Controls GLOVE BOX CENTER ARMREST/ BEVERAGE HOLDERS TRUNK UTILITY POCKET/ ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET BEVERAGE HOLDERS CONTINUED 155 05/09/22 09:27:10 31SEA620 0159  Table of Contents Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Liquid can also spill from the door pocket beverage holders when you close the doors. Use only resealable containers in the door pockets. Accessory Power Sockets Front Rear Spilled liquids can damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior. To use the accessory power socket, pull up the cover. The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. These sockets are intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). 156 None of the sockets will power an automotive type cigarette lighter element. When more than one socket is being used, the combined power rating of the accessories should be 120 watts or less (10 amps). 05/09/22 09:27:16 31SEA620 0160  Table of Contents Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Console Compartment Instruments and Controls CONSOLE COMPARTMENT To open the console compartment, pull up on the right lever and lift the armrest. To close, lower the armrest, and push it down until it latches. You can put small items in the tray located in the console compartment lid. To use the tray, pull up on the left lever and lift up the armrest. The tray in the console compartment has a coin holder. 157 05/09/22 09:27:24 31SEA620 0161  Table of Contents Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Sunglasses Holder Glove Box 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. GLOVE BOX To open the sunglasses holder, push on the front edge. Make sure the holder is closed while you are driving. Open the glove box by pulling the handle to the left. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with the master key. The glove box light comes on when the parking lights are on. 158 05/09/22 09:27:30 31SEA620 0162  Table of Contents Features The climate control system in your vehicle provides a comfortable driving environment in all weather conditions. 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. Removing CDs from the Changer .................................. 192 CD Changer Error Messages ...... 193 Protecting your CDs...................... 194 General Information .................. 194 Protecting CDs........................... 194 Playing a Tape ................................ 195 To Play a Tape ........................... 197 To Stop Playing a Tape ............. 197 Tape Search Functions ............. 198 Caring the Tape and Player...... 199 Steering Wheel Controls .............. 200 Radio Theft Protection.................. 201 Setting the Clock ........................... 202 Security System ............................. 203 Cruise Control ................................ 204 HomeLink Universal Transceiver................................. 207 HandsFreeLinkTM ........................... 211 159 Features The standard audio system has many features. This section describes those features and how to use them. Climate Control System ................ 160 Voice Control System................ 162 Dual Temperature Control ........... 167 Climate Control Sensors ............... 169 Playing the AM/FM Radio ........... 170 Voice Control System................ 172 To Play the AM/FM Radio ...... 172 To Select a Station ..................... 172 Adjusting the Sound ...................... 175 AM/FM Radio Reception ............. 177 Radio Frequencies ..................... 177 Radio Reception ......................... 177 Playing the XM Satellite Radio ....................................... 179 Satellite Digital Radio ................ 179 Operating the XM Radio........... 180 Satellite Radio Signals ............... 182 Receiving Satellite Radio Service..................................... 183 Auxiliary Input Jack ....................... 184 Playing Discs .................................. 185 Operating the CD Changer ...... 187 Loading CDs in the CD Changer .................................. 187 To Play a CD .............................. 188 To Stop Playing a CD ................ 192 05/09/22 09:27:35 31SEA620 0163  Table of Contents Table of Contents Climate Control Without navigation system DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY FAN CONTROL BAR PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY A/C BUTTON MODE BUTTON FAN SPEED INDICATOR PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BAR DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BAR AUTO BUTTON OFF BUTTON DUAL BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROST BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON 160 05/09/22 09:27:40 31SEA620 0164  Table of Contents Table of Contents Climate Control With navigation system DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY Features A/C ICONS PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BAR RECIRCULATION BUTTON DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BAR AUTO BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROST BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON OFF BUTTON DUAL BUTTON A/C BUTTON MODE ICONS FAN CONTROL ICONS 161 05/09/22 14:54:38 31SEA620 0165  Table of Contents Table of Contents Climate Control Proper use of the climate control system can make the interior dry and comfortable, and keep the windows clear for best visibility. For the climate control system to provide heating and cooling, the engine must be running. You can adjust the temperatures of the driver’s side and the passenger’s side independently (see page 167 ). 162 Voice Control System On vehicles with navigation system The climate control system for your vehicle can also be operated using the voice control system. See Navigation section in your Quick Start Guide for an overview of this system and the Navigation System manual for complete details. Automatic Operation The automatic climate control system adjusts the fan speed and airflow levels to maintain the interior temperature you select. On vehicles without navigation system 1. Press the AUTO button. You will see AUTO in the display. 2. Set the desired temperature by pushing ▲ or ▼ of the driver’s side temperature control bar. The selected temperature will show in the upper display. 05/09/22 09:28:04 31SEA620 0166  Table of Contents Table of Contents Climate Control On vehicles with navigation system 1. Press the AUTO button. The indicator in the button comes on. 2. Set the desired temperature by pushing ▲ or ▼ of the driver’s side temperature control bar. The selected temperature will show in the upper display. When you push the passenger’s side temperature control bar, the indicator in the DUAL button comes on and the driver’s side and passenger’s side temperature can be controlled independently (see page 167 ). Semi-automatic Operation You can manually select various functions of the climate control system when it is in the AUTO mode. All other features remain automatically controlled. 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. Making any manual selection causes the word AUTO in the display to go out. On vehicles without navigation system When you set the temperature to its lowest limit ( ) or its highest limit ( ), the system runs at full cooling or heating only. It does not regulate the interior temperature. On vehicles with navigation system Press the A/C button to view the A/C manual control display. Making any manual selection causes the indicator in the AUTO button to turn off. In cold weather, the fan will not come on automatically until the heater starts to develop warm air. CONTINUED 163 Features 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. 05/09/22 09:28:15 31SEA620 0167  Table of Contents Table of Contents Climate Control Fan Control On vehicles without navigation system Select the fan speed by pressing the fan control bar ( ▲ or ▼ ). The fan speed is represented by vertical bars in the display. On vehicles with navigation system Press the A/C button to view the A/C manual control display. Touch the fan control icons to the desired speed. 164 Temperature Control To adjust the desired temperature, push ▲ or ▼ of the temperature control bar. Dual Button Press the DUAL button to select dual temperature control mode (see page 167 ). The indicator in the DUAL button comes on. When you press the DUAL button again (indicator turns off), both sides adjust to the driver’s side temperature. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button/ Icons On vehicles without navigation system Press the A/C button to turn the air conditioning on and off. You will see A/C ON or A/C OFF in the display. On vehicles with navigation system Press the A/C button to view the A/C manual control display. Touching ON or OFF icon in the display turns the air conditioning on and off. When you turn the A/C off, the system cannot regulate the inside temperature if you set the temperature control below the outside temperature. 05/09/22 09:28:24 31SEA620 0168  Table of Contents Table of Contents 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). Switch to recirculation mode when driving through dusty or smoky conditions, then return to fresh air mode. 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. Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window defogger off and on (see page123 ). CONTINUED 165 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. 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. 05/09/22 09:28:37 31SEA620 0169  Table of Contents Table of Contents Climate Control Mode Control Use the mode control buttons or icons to select the vents the air flows from. Some air flows from the dashboard corner vents in all modes. Air flows from the center and corner vents in the dashboard. Airflow is divided between the vents in the dashboard and the floor vents. On vehicles with navigation system Press the A/C button to view the A/C manual control display, then touch any of the mode icons on the display. 166 Air flows from the floor vents. Airflow is divided between the floor vents and the defroster vents at the base of the windshield. To Turn Everything Off If you press the OFF button, the climate control system shuts off completely. Keep the system off for short periods only. To keep stale air and mustiness from collecting, you should have the fan running at all times. On vehicles with navigation system When the climate control system is turned off, the temperature in the upper display will also turn off. 05/09/22 09:28:44 31SEA620 0170  Table of Contents Table of Contents Dual Temperature Control Your vehicle has two temperature control bars, one for the driver, and one for the passenger. To set the driver’s side temperature to a different value than the passenger’s, press the DUAL button, then press the temperature control bars (▲ or ▼ side) on the driver’s side. To set the passenger’s side to a different value than the driver’s, press the temperature control bars (▲ or ▼ side) on the passenger’s side. You can adjust the passenger’s side without pressing the DUAL button first. DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BAR DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BAR DUAL BUTTON With navigation system DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BAR PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BAR DUAL BUTTON CONTINUED 167 Features The driver’s side and the passenger’s side can be controlled independently by adjusting these bars when the green indicator in the DUAL button is lit. Without navigation system 05/09/22 09:28:50 31SEA620 0171  Table of Contents Table of Contents Dual Temperature Control Temperature Control Bars Push AUTO or . The selected temperatures appear in the upper display. For vehicles with navigation system when the indicator in the DUAL button is off, you can adjust both sides to the same temperature by adjusting the driver’s side temperature control bar (▲ or ▼ side). When you set the temperature to its lower or upper limit, it is displayed as or . 168 DRIVER’S SIDE PASSENGER’S SIDE 05/09/22 09:28:55 31SEA620 0172  Table of Contents Table of Contents Climate Control Sensors Sunlight Sensor/Temperature Sensor SUNLIGHT SENSOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR Features 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. 169 05/09/22 09:29:00 31SEA620 0173  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio Without navigation system AM/FM BUTTON STEREO INDICATOR A. SEL BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SEEK BAR PWR/VOL KNOB U.S. model is shown. 170 PRESET BUTTONS TUNE/SOUND KNOB 05/09/22 09:29:06 31SEA620 0174  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio With navigation system UPPER DISPLAY Features PRESET ICONS SOUND ICON A.SEL ICON SCAN ICON PWR/VOL KNOB TUNE/SOUND KNOB SEEK/SKIP BAR AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON U.S. model is shown. SCAN BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON 171 05/09/22 09:29:15 31SEA620 0175  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio Voice Control System On vehicles with navigation system The audio system for your vehicle can also be operated using the voice control system. See the Navi section in your Quick Start Guide for an overview of this system, and the navigation system manual for complete details. To Play the AM/FM Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Turn the system on by pushing the PWR/VOL knob or the AM/FM button. Adjust the volume by turning the same knob. On vehicles with navigation system Pushing the AUDIO DISPLAY button will also turn on the system. The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to is displayed. To change bands, press the FM/AM button. On the FM band, ST will be displayed if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction on AM is not available. On U.S. models XM satellite radio information is available on page 183 . 172 To Select a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: TUNE, SEEK, SCAN, AUTO SELECT, and the preset buttons or icons. TUNE − Use the TUNE/SOUND knob to tune the radio to a desired frequency. Turn the knob right to tune to a higher frequency, and turn the knob left to tune to a lower frequency. SEEK − The SEEK function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press the or side of the SEEK bar, then release it. 05/09/22 09:29:24 31SEA620 0176  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio On vehicles with navigation system To use the SCAN, preset and A.SEL function, press the AUDIO DISPLAY button to view these icons. 1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store two frequencies with each preset button or icon. 2. Use the TUNE, SEEK, or SCAN function to tune the radio to a desired station. 3. Pick the preset number (1 − 6) you want for that station. Press the button or icon and hold it until you hear a beep. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM. The preset frequencies will be lost if your vehicle’s battery goes dead, is disconnected, or the radio fuse is removed. If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 5 seconds. When it plays a station you want to listen to, press the SCAN button or touch the SCAN icon again. CONTINUED 173 Features SCAN − The SCAN function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN button, or touch the SCAN icon (models with navigation system), then release it. You will see SCAN in the display. The system will scan for a station with a strong signal. When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 5 seconds. Preset − Each preset button or icon can store one frequency on AM, and two frequencies on FM. 05/09/22 09:29:28 31SEA620 0177  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio 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. Press the A. SEL button or touch the A. SEL icon. A. SEL will appear in the display, and the system will go into scan mode for several seconds. It stores the frequencies of six AM, and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons (1 − 6) or icons. You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after pressing a preset button or icon if Auto Select cannot find a strong station for every preset button or icon. 174 If you do not like the stations Auto Select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons or icons. Use the TUNE, SEEK, or SCAN function to find stations, then store them in the preset buttons or icons as described previously. To turn off Auto Select, press the A.SEL button or touch the A.SEL icon. This restores the presets you originally set. 05/09/22 09:29:38 31SEA620 0178  Table of Contents Table of Contents Adjusting the Sound Adjusting the Sound Bass, Treble, Balance, and Fader are each adjustable. Treble/Bass − Use the TRE/BAS modes to adjust the tone to your liking. On vehicles with navigation system The system will automatically return the display to the selected audio mode about 5 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode. Features Balance/Fader − These two modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from each speaker. BAL adjusts the side-to-side strength, while FAD adjusts the front-to-back strength. On vehicles without navigation system You select which of these you want to adjust by pressing the TUNE/ SOUND knob. The mode changes from BASS to TREBLE to FADER to BALANCE, and then back to the selected audio mode, each time you press the knob. Turn the knob to adjust the setting to your liking. When the level reaches the center, you will see ‘‘ ’’ in the display. If you want to adjust the sound while the radio or CD is playing, push the AUDIO DISPLAY button and then push the TUNE/SOUND knob or touch the SOUND icon in the display. The current setting is shown on the display. CONTINUED 175 05/09/22 09:29:43 31SEA620 0179  Table of Contents Table of Contents Adjusting the Sound To adjust the TREBLE and BASS, touch + or − on each side of the TREBLE or BASS adjustment bar. The adjustment bar shows you the current setting. ADJUSTMENT BARS You select which of these you want to adjust by pressing the TUNE/ SOUND knob. The mode changes from BASS to TREBLE to FADER to BALANCE, and then back to the selected audio mode, each time you press the button. You can also select the mode by touching the adjustment bar on the display directly. 176 The Left/Right BALANCE adjusts the side-to-side strength, while Front/Rear FADER adjust the frontto-back strength. To adjust the Left/ Right BALANCE, touch the ‘‘L’’ or ‘‘R’’ icon. To adjust the Front/Rear FADER, touch the ‘‘FR’’ or ‘‘RR’’ icon. The system will automatically return the display to the selected audio mode about 5 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode. 05/09/22 09:29:53 31SEA620 0180  Table of Contents Table of Contents AM/FM Radio Reception Radio Frequencies The radio can receive the complete AM and FM bands. Those bands cover these frequencies: Radio stations on the AM band are assigned frequencies at least 10 kHz apart (530, 540, 550). Stations on the FM band are assigned frequencies at least 0.2 MHz 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.’’ 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. Features AM band: 530 to 1,710 kHz FM band: 87.7 to 107.9 MHz 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. 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. CONTINUED 177 05/09/22 09:29:59 31SEA620 0181  Table of Contents 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. 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. 178 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. 05/09/22 09:30:08 31SEA620 0182  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (U.S. Models) Satellite Digital Radio U.S. Models only with navigation system PWR/VOL KNOB SCAN BUTTON CATEGORY/CHANNEL MODE INDICATOR XM BUTTON MODE ICON PRESET ICONS UPPER DISPLAY DISP/MODE BUTTON Features 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. without navigation system 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. SOUND ICON SCAN ICON PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BUTTONS TUNE/ SOUND KNOB SEEK/SKIP CATEGORY BAR SCAN BUTTON TUNE/ SOUND KNOB AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON SEEK/SKIP CATEGORY BAR XM BUTTON CONTINUED 179 05/09/22 09:30:17 31SEA620 0183  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (U.S. Models) Operating the XM Radio To listen to the XM satellite Radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Push the PWR/VOL knob to turn on the audio system, and press the XM button. Adjust the volume turning the PWR/VOL knob. The last channel you listened to will show in the display. MODE − To switch between the category mode and channel mode, press and hold the DISP/MODE button until the mode changes. On models with navigation system, touch the MODE icon on the display. In channel mode, you can select all of the available channels. In category mode, such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc., you can select all of the channels within that category. On vehicles with navigation system To operate the XM Radio, Press the AUDIO DISPLAY button to view the XM Radio control display. 180 On vehicles without navigation system DISP − Each time you press and release the DISP/MODE button, the display changes in the following sequence: Channel name, category, artist name, and music title. TUNE − Turn the TUNE knob to change channel selections. Turn the knob right for higher numbered channels and left for lower numbered channels. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category. 05/09/22 09:30:26 31SEA620 0184  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (U.S. Models) SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) − Press either side of the CATEGORY bar ( or ) to select another category. 3. Pick a preset number (icon) you want for that channel. Press and hold the bar (icon) until you hear a beep. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the first six channels. To store a channel: 1. Press the XM button. Either XM1 or XM2 will show in the display. 2. Use the tune, seek, or scan function to tune to a desired channel. In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected. In channel mode, all channels can be selected. 5. Press the XM button again or touch the other XM icon (XM1 or XM2) on the audio display. Store the next six channels using steps 2 and 3. Once a channel is stored, press and release the proper side of the preset bar (icon) to tune to it. CONTINUED 181 Features SCAN − The scan function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode. In the category mode, only the channels within that category are scanned. To activate scan, press the SCAN button or touch the SCAN icon on the screen. 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 listen to, press the button or touch the icon again. Preset − You can store up to 12 preset channels using each side of the preset bar or preset icons on the screen. Each side of the bar stores one channel from the XM1 band and one channel from the XM2 band. 05/09/22 09:30:31 31SEA620 0185  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (U.S. Models) Satellite Radio Signals Satellite radio receives signals from two satellites to produce clear, highquality digital reception. It offers many channels in several categories. Along with a large selection of different types of music, satellite radio also allows you to view channel and category selections in the audio display. Signal may be blocked by mountains or large obstacles to the south. 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. SATELLITE GROUND REPEATER 182 05/09/22 09:30:43 31SEA620 0186  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (U.S. Models) Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems. Interference can be caused by any of these conditions: There may be other geographic situations that could affect satellite radio reception. To get your XM Satellite radio ID number: Turn the TUNE knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. Receiving 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 ON (II) position, push the PWR/VOL knob to turn on the audio system and press the CD/AUX XM button. A variety of music types and styles will play. After you have registered with XM Radio, keep your audio system in the SAT Radio mode while you await activation. This should take about 30 minutes. 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. While awaiting 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 will 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 activation request. If the service has not been activated after 36 hours, contact XM Radio. CONTINUED 183 Features Driving on an east/west road with a mountain on the south side of the 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. 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. 05/09/22 09:30:48 31SEA620 0187  Table of Contents Table of Contents Auxiliary Input Jack Auxiliary Input Jack Your audio system will accept auxiliary inputs from a portable cassette player, MP3 player, etc. 184 To use the jack, turn down the volume of the portable unit, and pivot the cover up, then plug in a mini-jack cable between the portable unit and the jack. You will see AUX in the display and the system automatically switches to AUX mode. To adjust the volume, turn the PWR/ VOL knob. To take the system out of AUX mode, press the AM/FM, or CD/AUX or CD/AUX/XM (U.S. models only) button. To return to AUX mode while the jack is connected, press the CD/AUX or CD/AUX/XM button. 05/09/22 09:30:52 31SEA620 0188  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing Discs Without navigation system TRACK NUMBER DISC NUMBER REPEAT BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON CD BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR CD LOAD INDICATOR LOAD BUTTON CD SLOT EJECT BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS U.S. model is shown. 185 Features AM/FM BUTTON 05/09/22 09:30:58 31SEA620 0189  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing Discs With navigation system UPPER DISPLAY DISC ICON TRACK ICON TRACK REPEAT ICON DISC SCAN ICON CH DISC ICONS TRACK SCAN ICON SOUND ICON CD LOAD INDICATOR TRACK RANDOM ICON DISC REPEAT ICON LOAD BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR SCAN BUTTON CD/AUX BUTTON U.S. model is shown. 186 CH DISC BAR AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON CD SLOT 05/09/22 09:31:09 31SEA620 0190  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing Discs Do not use CDs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the CD to jam in the unit. For best results when using CD-R or CD-RW discs, use only high quality discs labeled for audio use. When recording a CD-R or CD-RW, the recording must be closed in order for the disc to be used by CD player. Loading CDs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one operation: 1. Press the LOAD button until you hear a beep and see ‘‘LOAD’’ in the display. To load only one CD, press and release the LOAD button. 2. The disc number for an empty position is highlighted and the red light starts blinking. 3. Insert the disc into the CD slot when the green CD load indicator comes on. Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ in the display as the CD load indicator turns red and blinks as the CD is loaded. You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this system. 4. When the CD load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears in the display again, insert the next CD in the slot. Features Operating the CD Changer Your audio system has an in-dash CD changer that holds up to six CDs, providing several hours of continuous entertainment. You operate this CD changer with the same controls used for the radio. To load CDs or operate the CD changer, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Do not try to insert a disc until ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could damage the audio unit. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until all six positions are loaded. If you are not loading all six positions, the system begins playing the last CD loaded. CONTINUED 187 05/09/22 09:31:15 31SEA620 0191  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing Discs If you are not loading CDs into all six positions, press the LOAD button again after the last CD has loaded. The system will begin playing the last CD loaded. 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. You can also load a CD into an empty position while a CD is playing. Select the empty position (the disc number indicator is not highlighted) and press the appropriate preset bar or touch a disc icon. The current CD stops playing and starts the loading sequence. The CD just loaded will play. 188 To Play a CD Select the CD changer by pressing the CD button. You will see ‘‘CD’’ in the display. The system will begin playing the last selected CD in the CD changer. You will see the disc and track numbers displayed. When that CD ends, the next CD in the CD changer is loaded and played. After the last CD finishes, the system returns to the first CD. To select a different disc, press an appropriate preset button (1−6) or use the Preset 5 (DISC −) to select the previous disc or Preset 6 (DISC +) to select the next disc in sequence. On vehicles with navigation system, touch the appropriate disc icon or press the ▲ or ▼ side of the CH/DISC bar. If you select an empty position in the CD changer, the system will try to load the CD in the next available slot. 05/09/22 09:31:24 31SEA620 0192  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing Discs To move rapidly within a track, press and hold the or side of the SEEK/SKIP bar. On vehicles without navigation system REPEAT − To activate the repeat feature, press and release the RPT button. You will see RPT in the display as a reminder. The system continuously replays the current track. Press the RPT button again to turn it off. Pressing either of the SKIP buttons also turns off the repeat feature. DISC REPEAT − Press and hold the RPT button to continuously replay the current CD. You will see D-RPT in the display as a reminder. Press the button again to turn it off. RANDOM − The RANDOM function plays the tracks within a CD in random order, rather than in the order they are recorded on the CD. To activate it, press the RDM button. You will see RDM in the display as a reminder. The system will then select and play tracks randomly. This continues until you deactivate RANDOM by pressing the RDM button again. SCAN − The SCAN function samples all the tracks on the selected disc in the order they are recorded on the CD. To activate it, press and release the SCAN button. You will see SCAN in the display as a reminder. The system will then play the first track for approximately 10 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will then play the following tracks for 10 seconds each. When it plays a track that you want to continue listening to, press the SCAN button again. CONTINUED 189 Features SEEK/SKIP − Each time you press and release side of the SEEK/SKIP bar, the system skips forward to the beginning of the next track. Press and release side of the bar to skip backward to the beginning of the current track. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track. 05/09/22 09:31:29 31SEA620 0193  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing Discs DISC SCAN − This feature, when activated, samples each first track of all the discs in the CD changer in the order they are stored. To activate the DISC SCAN feature, press and hold the SCAN button. You will see D-SCAN in the display as a reminder. The system will then play the first track of the first CD for approximately 10 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will then play the next CD’s first track. When it plays a disc that you want to continue listening to, press the SCAN button again. 190 On vehicles with navigation system To use the functions described as follows, press the AUDIO DISPLAY button to view the CD control icons in the display. TRACK SCAN − This function samples all the tracks on the selected disc in the order they are recorded on the CD. To activate it, touch the TRACK SCAN icon or press and release the SCAN button. You will see SCAN on the left side of TRACK icon on the display as a reminder. Also, it appears on the upper display. The system will then play the first track for approximately 10 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will then play the following tracks for 10 seconds each. When it plays a track that you want to continue listening to, touch the TRACK SCAN icon or press the SCAN button again. 05/09/22 09:31:35 31SEA620 0194  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing Discs TRACK REPEAT − Touch the TRACK REPEAT icon to continuously replay a track. You will see REPEAT on the left side of the TRACK icon on the display as a reminder. Also, RPT appears on the upper display. Press the icon again to turn it off. DISC REPEAT − Touch the DISC REPEAT icon to continuously replay the current CD. You will see REPEAT on the left side of the DISC icon. Also, D-RPT appears on the upper display. Press the icon again to turn it off. TRACK RANDOM − The TRACK RANDOM function plays the tracks within a CD in random order, rather than in the order they are recorded on the CD. To activate it, press the TRACK RANDOM icon. You will see RANDOM on the left side of the TRACK icon on the display as a reminder. The system will then select and play tracks randomly. This continues until you deactivate TRACK RANDOM by touching the TRACK RANDOM icon again. CONTINUED 191 Features DISC SCAN − This function samples each first track of all the discs in the CD changer in the order they are stored. To activate it, touch the DISC SCAN icon or press and hold the SCAN button. You will see SCAN on the left side of the DISC icon on the display as a reminder. Also, D-SCAN appears on the upper display. The system will then play the first track of the first CD for approximately 10 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will then play the next CD’s first track. When it plays a disc that you want to continue listening to, touch the DISC SCAN icon or press the SCAN button again. 05/09/22 09:31:43 31SEA620 0195  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing Discs To Stop Playing a CD If you turn off the system while a CD is playing, either by pushing the PWR/VOL knob or by turning off the ignition, the CD will stay in the drive. When you turn the system back on, it will begin at the same disc and track. To take the system out of CD mode, press the AM/FM or CD/AUX, or CD/AUX/XM button to switch to the radio or satellite radio (U.S. models only), or optional tape player (if the tape is in it) while a CD is playing. When you return to CD mode by pressing the CD/AUX or CD/AUX/XM button, play will continue at the same point that it left off. 192 Removing CDs from the Changer To remove the disc that is currently playing, press and release the eject ( ) button. You will see EJECT in the display. When you remove the disc from the slot, the system begins the load sequence so you can load another disc in that position. If you do not load another CD within 15 seconds, the system selects the previous mode [AM, FM1, FM2, or XM Radio (U.S. models)]. If you do not remove the CD from the slot, the system will reload the CD after 15 seconds and put the CD changer in pause mode. To begin playing the CD, press the CD button. To remove a different CD from the changer, first select it with the appropriate preset button, or the appropriate icon or CH/DISC bar. When that CD begins playing, press the eject button. 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 CDs from the changer. If 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. In any mode, if you press the eject button and hold it until you hear a beep, the system will eject all of the discs in the changer. You can also eject discs when the ignition switch is off by pressing the eject button. The disc that was last selected is ejected first. You can eject up to 5 discs, one at a time. 05/09/22 09:31:51 31SEA620 0196  Table of Contents Table of Contents CD Player Error Messages If you see an error message in the display while playing a CD, find the cause in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take the vehicle to your dealer. Error Message (without navigation system) Cause FOCUS Error (with navigation system) Mechanical Error (with navigation system) High Temperature (without navigation system) Press the eject button and pull out the disc. Check if the disc is inserted correctly in the CD player. Make sure the disc is not scratched or damaged. Press the eject button and pull out the disc. Check the disc for damage or deformation. If the CD cannot be pulled out or the error indication does not disappear after the disc is ejected, see your dealer. Do not try to force the disc out of the player. Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. 193 Features (without navigation system) Solution 05/09/22 09:32:02 31SEA620 0197  Table of Contents Table of Contents Protecting Your CDs General Information When using CD-R discs, use only high quality CDs labeled for audio use. When recording a CD-R, the recording must be closed for it to be used by the system. Play only standard round CDs. Odd-shaped CDs may jam in the drive or cause other problems. Handle your CDs properly to prevent damage and skipping. See this page. Protecting CDs When a CD is not being played, store it in its case to protect it from dust and other contamination. To prevent warpage, keep CDs out of direct sunlight and extreme heat. To clean a CD, use a clean soft cloth. Wipe across the CD from the center to the outside edge. A new CD 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 CD, 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 CD player or the magazine. 194 Handle a CD by its edges; never touch either surface. Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the CD. These, along with contamination from fingerprints, liquids, and felt-tip pens, can cause the CD to not play properly or possibly jam in the drive. 05/09/22 09:32:07 31SEA620 0198  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing a Tape (Optional) Without navigation system AM/FM BUTTON TAPE DIRECTION INDICATOR NOISE REDUCTION INDICATOR Features REPEAT BUTTON CD/AUX BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BUTTONS U.S. model is shown. 195 05/09/22 09:32:12 31SEA620 0199  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing a Tape (Optional) With Navigation System UPPER DISPLAY TAPE DIRECTION INDICATOR REW ICON FF ICON REPEAT ICON NR ICON PWR/VOL KNOB SEEK/SKIP BAR CD/AUX BUTTON U.S. model is shown. 196 AM/FM BUTTON AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON 05/09/22 09:32:20 31SEA620 0200  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing a Tape (Optional) The tape direction indicator will light to show you which side of the tape is playing. The ▲ indicates the side you inserted upward is now playing. If you want to play the other side, press the Preset 3 (PLAY/PROG) or press the AUDIO DISPLAY button and touch either or icon. When the player reaches the end of the tape, it will automatically reverse direction and play the other side. Dolby* noise reduction turns on when you insert a tape. The indicator will light in the display. If the tape was not recorded in Dolby, turn it off by pressing the Preset 4 (NR) or touching the NR icon. Dolby remains off until you press the preset button or the icon again. * Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby laboratories licensing Corporation. ‘‘Dolby’’ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of the Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. To Stop Playing a Tape If you turn the system off while a tape is playing, either with the PWR/ VOL knob or by turning off the ignition, the cassette will remain in the drive. When you turn the system back on, the tape will begin playing where it left off. To switch to the radio or CD player while a tape is playing, press the AM/FM, or CD/AUX button or CD/ AUX XM button. To change back to the tape player, push the CD/AUX button or CD/AUX XM button. CONTINUED 197 Features To Play a Tape The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Make sure the open side of the tape is facing right, then insert the tape most of the way into the slot. The system will pull the tape in the rest of the way, and begin to play it. 05/09/22 09:32:29 31SEA620 0201  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing a Tape (Optional) Tape Search Functions SKIP − Each time you press and release the side of the SEEK/ SKIP bar, the player skips forward to the beginning of the next track. On vehicles without Navigation System, you will see FF in the display. Press and release the side of the SKIP bar to skip backward to the beginning of the current track. On vehicles without Navigation System, you will see REW in the display. On vehicles without navigation system FF/REW − To rewind the tape, push the Preset 1 (REW). You will see REW in the display. To fast forward the tape, push the Preset 2 (FF). You will see FF displayed. Press the Preset 1, 2, or 3 (PLAY/ PRG) to take the system out of rewind or fast forward. 198 REPEAT − Press the RPT button to continuously play a track or passage. You will see RPT displayed. The track will repeat until you press the RPT button again. On vehicles with navigation system To use the functions described as follow, press the AUDIO DISPLAY button to view the control icons in the display. FF/REW − To rewind the tape, touch the REW icon. To fast forward the tape, touch the FF icon. Press either or icon to take the system out of fast forward or rewind. REPEAT − Touch the REPEAT icon to continuously play a track. You will see REPEAT displayed. The track will repeat until you touch the REPEAT icon again. NOTE: The skip and repeat functions use silent periods on the tape to find the end of a song or passage. These features may not work if there is almost no gap between selections, a high noise level, or a silent period in the middle of a selection. If you see the error message ‘‘ ’’ on the display, press the tape eject button to remove the tape from the unit. Make sure the tape is not damaged. If the tape will not eject or the error message stays on after the tape ejects, take your vehicle to your dealer. 05/09/22 09:32:38 31SEA620 0202  Table of Contents Table of Contents Playing a Tape (Optional) If you do not clean the tape player regularly, it may eventually become impossible to remove the contamination with a normal cleaning kit. Your dealer has a cleaning kit available. Use 100-minute or shorter tapes. Tapes longer than that may break or jam the drive. If the tape is loose, tighten it by turning the hub with a pencil or your finger. If the label is peeling off, remove it or it could cause the tape to jam in the player. Never try to insert a warped or damaged tape in the player. Store tapes in their cases to protect them from dust and moisture. Never place tapes where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, high heat, or high humidity. If a tape is exposed to extreme heat or cold, let it reach a moderate temperature before inserting it into the player. Never try to insert foreign objects into the tape player. 199 Features Caring for the Tape and Player The tape player picks up dirt and oxides from the tape. This contamination builds up over time and causes the sound quality to degrade. To prevent this, you should clean the player after every 30 hours of use. 05/09/22 09:32:45 31SEA620 0203  Table of Contents Table of Contents Steering Wheel 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. 200 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, CD (if a CD is loaded), or a tape (if equipped). On models with satellite radio system, you can also select XM1 and XM2. 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. If you are playing a CD, 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 twice to return to the previous track. You will see the disc and track numbers in the display. If you are playing a tape in the optional tape player, press the top (+) of the CH button to advance to the next selection. Press the bottom (−) to go back to the previous selection. The system senses a silent period, then resumes playing. 05/09/22 09:32:51 31SEA620 0204  Table of Contents Table of Contents Radio Theft Protection 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 a dealer. To do this, you will need the system’s serial number. If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, the audio system will disable itself. If this happens, you will see ‘‘CODE’’ in the frequency display the next time you turn on the system. Use the preset buttons (icons on vehicles with navigation system) to enter the fivedigit code. The code is 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, a dealer can access your code with your radio’s serial number. To access the serial number, turn the radio on. It must display ‘‘CODE’’, then turn the radio off. Push the preset 1, preset 6, and power buttons at the same time, then quickly release. You will have to store your favorite stations on each side of the preset buttons (1 − 6) after the system begins working. Your original settings were lost when power was disconnected. 201 Features 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 code with the preset buttons (icons on vehicles with navigation system). Because there are hundreds of number combinations possible, making the system work without knowing the exact code is nearly impossible. 05/09/22 09:33:00 31SEA620 0205  Table of Contents Table of Contents Setting the Clock On vehicles without navigation system DIGITAL CLOCK If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, you will need to set the clock. Press and hold the TUNE/SOUND knob. Change the hours by pressing the until you hear a beep. The displayed time begins to blink. Press on the H (Preset 4) until the numbers advance to the desired time. Change the minutes by pressing the M (Preset 5) until the numbers advance to the desired time. When you are finished, press the TUNE/ SOUND knob again to set the time. 202 TUNE/SOUND KNOB H BUTTON You can quickly set the time to the nearest hour. Pressing and holding the TUNE/SOUND knob, then pressing the R (Preset 6) sets the clock back to the previous hour. If the displayed time is after the half hour, the clock sets the clock forward to the beginning of the next hour. R BUTTON M BUTTON For example: 1:06 would RESET to 1:00. 1:52 would RESET to 2:00. On vehicles with navigation system Refer to the Navigation System Owner’s Manual to set up the time. 05/09/22 09:33:11 31SEA620 0206  Table of Contents Table of Contents Security System The security system automatically sets 15 seconds (depending on the ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ setting) after you lock the doors, hood, and trunk. For the system to activate, you must lock the doors from the outside with the key, lock tab, door lock switch, or remote transmitter. The security system indicator in the instrument panel starts blinking immediately to show you the system is setting itself. SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR With the system set, you can still open the trunk with the remote transmitter without triggering the alarm. The alarm will sound if the trunk lock is forced, or the trunk is opened with the trunk release handle or the emergency trunk opener. The security system will not set if the hood, trunk, or any door is not fully closed. Before you leave the vehicle, make sure the doors, trunk, and hood are securely closed. To change the ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ setting, see page 114 . Once the security system is set, opening any door (without using the key or the remote transmitter), the hood, or the trunk will cause it to sound. It also sounds if the radio is removed from the dashboard or the wiring is cut. NOTE: To see if the system is set after you exit the vehicle, press the LOCK button on the remote transmitter within 5 seconds. If the system is set, the horn will beep once. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. 203 Features The security system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft. The horn sounds and a combination of headlights, parking lights, 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 the driver’s door with the key or use the remote transmitter. 05/09/22 09:33:20 31SEA620 0207  Table of Contents 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 the Cruise Control CRUISE CONTROL MASTER BUTTON RES/ACCEL BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON DECEL/SET BUTTON 1. Push the Cruise Control Master Button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE MAIN indicator in the instrument panel comes on. 2. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). 204 CRUISE CONTROL MESSAGE U.S. model is shown 3. Press and release the DECEL/ SET button on the steering wheel. The ‘‘CRUISE CONTROL’’ message appears in the multiinformation display to show the system is now activated. 05/09/22 09:33:29 31SEA620 0208  Table of Contents Table of Contents Cruise Control 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 the speed in very small amounts, tap the RES/ ACCEL button. Each time you do this, your vehicle will speed 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. Tap the brake or clutch pedal lightly with your foot. The ‘‘CRUISE CONTROL’’ message in the multi-information display goes out. When the vehicle slows to the desired speed, press the DECEL/ SET button. Even with the cruise control turned 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. Resting your foot on the brake or clutch pedal causes the cruise control to cancel. To slow down in very small amounts, tap the DECEL/SET button repeatedly. Each time you do this, your vehicle will slow down about 1 mph (1.6 km/h). 205 Features The 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 will cancel the cruise control. To resume the set speed, press the RES/ACCEL button. The ‘‘CRUISE CONTROL’’ message in the multi-information display will come back on. 05/09/22 09:33:35 31SEA620 0209  Table of Contents Table of Contents Cruise Control Canceling Cruise Control You can cancel cruise control in any of these ways: Tap the brake or clutch pedal. Push the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. Push the cruise control master button. 206 Resuming the Set Speed When you push the CANCEL button, or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the system remembers the previously set cruising 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’’ message in the multi-information display comes on, and the vehicle accelerates to the same cruising speed as before. Pressing the Cruise Control Master Button turns the system off and erases the previous cruising speed. 05/09/22 09:33:48 31SEA620 0210  Table of Contents 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. 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 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. CONTINUED 207 Features 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. reverse if an obstacle is detected during closing, increasing the risk of injury. 05/09/22 09:34:00 31SEA620 0211  Table of Contents Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver 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. 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. 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 1 208 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 209 ). 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, etc.). 05/09/22 09:34:09 31SEA620 0212  Table of Contents Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver 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. 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. 2. Find the ‘‘training’’ button on your garage door opener unit. The location will vary, depending on the manufacturer. 209 Features 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. 05/09/22 09:34:19 31SEA620 0213  Table of Contents 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. You should erase all three codes before selling the vehicle. 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. 210 If a standard transmitter was programmed, the indicator will stay on for about 25 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 207 ). 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. 05/09/22 09:34:34 31SEA620 0214  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM Here are the main features of the HFL. Instructions for using the HFL begin on page 214 . 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 214 . 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. ( 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. 211 Features 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 225 . 05/09/22 09:34:40 31SEA620 0215  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM 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. Here is the function of each HFL button: HFL Buttons Vehicle with navigation system is shown HFL TALK BUTTON HFL BACK BUTTON VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS 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. 212 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. 05/09/22 09:34:47 31SEA620 0216  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM Multi-Information Display SIGNAL STRENGTH 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. HFL MODE MESSAGE PHONE DIALING Phone Dialing − Indicates the number you entered or the number of the incoming call. * : Some phones do not send this information to the HFL. When you are operating the HFL, or when you manually select HFL in the multi-information display, you will see this information in the display: 213 Features ROAM STATUS Battery Level Status* − Indicates the power remaining in your phone’s current battery charge. Five bars equals full battery strength. HFL Mode Message − Indicates when you are dialing and receiving calls. 05/09/22 09:34:57 31SEA620 0217  Table of Contents 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. 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. 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. 214 To hear a list of available options at any time, press the Talk button, wait for the beep, and say, ‘‘Hands free 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. 05/09/22 09:35:05 31SEA620 0218  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM 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 To end a command sequence at male or female (U.S. models only). any time, press and hold the Back Also, the incoming notification can button, or press the Talk button, be set to a ring tone, a prompt, or no wait for the beep, and say, ‘‘Cancel.’’ notification. The next time you press the Talk To set up the system, do this: button, the HFL begins from its main menu. 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?’’ CONTINUED 215 Features 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. 05/09/22 09:35:13 31SEA620 0219  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM 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. 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.’’ 216 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. 05/09/22 09:35:21 31SEA620 0220  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM 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?’’ 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Searching for a Bluetooth phone. Make sure the phone you are trying to pair is in Discovery mode.’’ 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. 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. 5. Follow the prompts on your phone to get it into its Discovery 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?’’ CONTINUED 217 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 ‘‘Phone set up.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phone set up options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ 05/09/22 09:35:31 31SEA620 0221  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM To rename a paired phone, do this: 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.’’ 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 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.’’ 218 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. 05/09/22 09:35:39 31SEA620 0222  Table of Contents 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.’’ 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.’’ 219 Features 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.’’ To find out the status of the phone being used, do this: 05/09/22 09:35:49 31SEA620 0223  Table of Contents 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. 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 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.’’ 220 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 ‘‘Eric.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like to call Eric?’’ 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. 05/09/22 09:35:59 31SEA620 0224  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM 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.’’ 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. 221 Features 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. 05/09/22 09:36:15 31SEA620 0225  Table of Contents 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: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Transfer.’’ The audio switches from the HFL to the phone. 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. 222 To mute your voice, do this: To add a name, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Mute.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Mute is active.’’ 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.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name would you like to store?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to store. For example, say ‘‘Eric’’ or say ‘‘account number.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What is the number for Eric,’’ or ‘‘What is the number for account number?’’ 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the number. For example, say ‘‘123 456 7891.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘123 456 7891.’’ 05/09/22 09:36:26 31SEA620 0226  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the new number for Eric. For example, say ‘‘987 654 3219.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘987 654 3219.’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to delete. For example, say ‘‘Eric.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Do you want to delete Eric?’’ To edit the number of a name, do this: 5. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Enter.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘The number has been changed. Returning to the main menu.’’ 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The name has been deleted. Returning to the main menu.’’ To delete a name, do this: To list all names in the phonebook, 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.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Edit.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name would you like to edit?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to edit. For example, say ‘‘Eric.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What is the new number for Eric?’’ 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Phonebook options are store, edit, delete, and list.’’ 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The Phonebook options are store, edit, delete, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Delete.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name would you like to delete?’’ CONTINUED 223 Features 5. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Enter.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Eric (or account number) has been stored. Returning to the main menu.’’ 05/09/22 09:36:36 31SEA620 0227  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘List.’’ The HFL responds by listing the names in the phonebook. When the end of the list is reached, the HFL response is, ‘‘The entire list has been read. Returning to the main menu.’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Calling.’’ Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers. To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob. To call a name from the phonebook list, do this: Clearing the System This operation clears the HFL of your passcode, your paired phones, and all names in the HFL phonebook. Clearing is recommended before you sell your vehicle. 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 clear the system, do this: 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘List.’’ The HFL responds by listing the names in the phonebook. When it says the name you want to call, for example, Eric, press the Talk button, and then say ‘‘Call.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Would you like to call Eric?’’ 224 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 ‘‘Clear.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘This process will clear all paired phones, clear all entries in the phonebook, and clear the passcode. Is this what you would like to do?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Preparing to clear all paired phones, all phonebook entries, and the passcode. This may take up to 2 minutes to complete.’’ Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘OK’’ to proceed, or say ‘‘Go back’’ or ‘‘Cancel.’’ 4. If you said ‘‘OK,’’ after a short period of time, the HFL response is, ‘‘System has been cleared. Returning to the main menu.’’ 05/09/22 09:36:47 31SEA620 0228  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM Changing Language (Canadian Models Only) To change from English to French, do this: 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Français.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Vous avez sélectionné Français. Les noms enregistrés en mode Anglais ne seront pas accessible en mode Français. Voulez-vous continuer?’’ NOTE: If there are paired phones without French name tags the following prompts will continue. 4. The HFL response is, for example, ‘‘Quel est le nom Français pour < Paul’s phone>?’’ Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Téléphone de Paul.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Quel est le 3. Press and release the Talk button. nom Français pour <Pat’s phone After the beep, say ‘‘Oui.’’ If there >?’’ Press and release the Talk are no paired phones without button. Say ‘‘Téléphone de Pat.’’ French name tags, the HFL After all paired phones missing a response is ‘‘La langue a été French name tag are re-recorded, changée. Retour au menu principal.’’ the HFL will prompt, ‘‘Retour au menu principal.’’ To change from French to English, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Changer Langue.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘English or Français?’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘English.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘You have selected English. Name tags that were stored while in French mode will not be accessible in English mode. Would you like to continue?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ If there are no paired phones without English name tags, the HFL response is ‘‘The language has been changed. Returning to the main menu.’’ CONTINUED 225 Features 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Change language.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘English or Français?’’ If there are paired phones without French name tags, the HFL response is ‘‘Pour que le système identifie les téléphones qui ont été jumelés dans une autre langue, les noms des téléphones doivent être ré-enregistrés.’’ 05/09/22 09:36:51 31SEA620 0229  Table of Contents Table of Contents HandsFreeLinkTM If there are paired phones without English name tags, the HFL response is ‘‘The language has been changed. For the system to identify phones that were paired while in another language, the phone names need to be re-recorded.’’ NOTE: If there are paired phones without English name tags, the following prompts will continue. 226 4. The HFL says, for example, ‘‘What is the English name for < Téléphone de Paul>?’’ Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Paul’s phone. ’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What is the English name for <Téléphone de Pat>?’’ Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Pat’s phone.’’ After all paired phones missing an English name tag are re-recorded, the HFL will say ‘‘Returning to the main menu.’’ 05/09/22 09:36:55 31SEA620 0230  Table of Contents Before Driving Break-in Period .............................. 228 Fuel Recommendation .................. 228 Service Station Procedures .......... 229 Refueling..................................... 229 Opening and Closing the Hood ........................................ 230 Oil Check .................................... 232 Engine Coolant Check .............. 232 Fuel Economy ................................ 233 Improving Fuel Economy ......... 233 Accessories and Modifications .... 234 Accessories................................. 234 Modifying Your Vehicle............ 235 Carrying Cargo .............................. 236 Load Limits................................. 237 Carrying Cargo in the Trunk or on a Roof Rack .................. 238 Carrying Items in the Passenger Compartment ...... 238 227 Before Driving Before you begin driving your vehicle, you should know what gasoline to use and how to check the levels of important fluids. You also need to know how to properly store luggage or packages. The information in this section will help you. If you plan to add any accessories to your vehicle, please read the information in this section first. 05/09/22 09:37:07 31SEA620 0231  Table of Contents Table of Contents Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Help assure your vehicle’s future reliability and performance by paying extra attention to how you drive during the first 600 miles (1,000 km). During this period: Avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration. Do not change the oil until the scheduled maintenance time. Avoid hard braking for the first 200 miles (300 km). Do not tow a trailer. You should also follow these recommendations with an overhauled or exchanged engine, or when the brakes are replaced. 228 Fuel Recommendation Your vehicle is designed to operate on premium unleaded gasoline with a pump octane number of 91 or higher. Use of a lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic knocking noises in the engine and will result in decreased engine performance. Use of a gasoline with a pump octane number less than 87 can lead to engine damage. recommend, in areas where it is available, the use of gasoline that does NOT contain manganese-based fuel additives such as MMT. Use of gasoline with these additives may adversely affect performance, and cause the malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel to come on. If this happens, contact your authorized dealer for service. On vehicles with manual transmission Some gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE. Your vehicle is designed to operate on oxygenated gasoline containing up to 10 % ethanol by volume and up to 15 % MTBE by volume. Do not use gasoline containing methanol. If you notice any undesirable operating symptoms, try another service station or switch to another brand of gasoline. For further important fuel-related information, please refer to your Quick Start Guide. You may hear a knocking noise from the engine if you drive the vehicle at low engine speed (below about 1,000 rpm) in a higher gear. To stop this, raise the engine speed by shifting to a lower gear. We recommend quality gasoline containing detergent additives that help prevent fuel system and engine deposits. In addition, in order to maintain good performance, fuel economy, and emissions control, we strongly 05/09/22 09:37:16 31SEA620 0232  Table of Contents Table of Contents Service Station Procedure Refueling Push Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. TETHER ATTACHMENT FUEL FILL CAP 1. Park with the driver’s side closest to the gas pump. 2. To open the fuel fill door, push down on the lever located to the left of the driver’s seat. 3. Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. You may hear a hissing sound as pressure inside the tank escapes. The fuel fill cap is attached to the fuel filler with a tether. Put the attachment on the fuel fill cap into the slit on the fuel fill door. CONTINUED 229 Before Driving Stop the engine, and keep heat, sparks, and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. 05/09/22 09:37:23 31SEA620 0233  Table of Contents Table of Contents Service Station Procedure 4. Stop filling the tank after the fuel nozzle automatically clicks off. Do not try to ‘‘top off’’ the tank. Leave some room for the fuel to expand with temperature changes. If the fuel nozzle keeps clicking off even though the tank is not full, there may be a problem with your vehicle’s fuel vapor recovery system. The system helps keep fuel vapors from going into the atmosphere. Try filling at another pump. If this does not fix the problem, consult your dealer. 230 5. Screw the fuel fill cap back on until it clicks at least once. If you do not properly tighten the cap, the malfunction indicator lamp may come on (see page 324 ). You will also see a ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL CAP’’ message in the information display. Opening and Closing the Hood HOOD RELEASE HANDLE 6. Push the fuel fill door closed until it latches. To Open the Hood: 1. Park the vehicle, and set the parking brake. Pull the hood release handle located under the lower left corner of the dashboard. The hood will pop up slightly. 05/09/22 09:37:33 31SEA620 0234  Table of Contents Table of Contents Service Station Procedure LATCH GRIP SUPPORT ROD To Close the Hood: Lift it up slightly to remove the support rod from the hole. Put the support rod back into its holding clip. Lower the hood to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then let it drop. Make sure it is securely latched. Before Driving CLIP 2. Put your fingers under the front edge of the hood near the center. Slide your hand to the left until you feel the hood latch handle. Push this handle up to release it. Lift up the hood. 3. Pull the support rod out of its clip by holding the grip, and insert the end into the designated hole in the hood. If the hood latch handle moves stiffly, or if you can open the hood without lifting the handle, the mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated. 231 05/09/22 09:37:44 31SEA620 0235  Table of Contents Table of Contents Service Station Procedure Oil Check Engine Coolant Check RESERVE TANK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK MIN DIPSTICK (orange handle) Wait a few minutes after turning the engine off before you check the oil. 1. Remove the dipstick (orange handle). 2. Wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth or paper towel. 3. Insert it all the way back in its hole. 232 MAX 4. Remove the dipstick again, and check the level. It should be between the upper and lower marks. If it is near or below the lower mark, see Adding Engine Oil on page 278 . Look at the coolant level in the radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is between the MAX and MIN lines. If it is below the MIN line, see Adding Engine Coolant on page 283 for information on adding the proper coolant. Refer to Owner’s Maintenance Checks on page 273 for information about checking other items on your vehicle. 05/09/22 09:37:51 31SEA620 0236  Table of Contents Table of Contents Fuel Economy Improving Fuel Economy Always maintain your vehicle according to the maintenance messages given by the multiinformation display. See Owner’s Maintenance Checks on page 273 . The build-up of snow or mud on your vehicle’s underside adds weight and rolling resistance. Frequent cleaning helps your fuel mileage and reduces the chance of corrosion. Try to maintain a constant speed. Every time you slow down and speed up, your vehicle uses extra fuel. Use cruise control when appropriate. Combine several short trips into one. Before Driving For example, an underinflated tire causes more ‘‘rolling resistance,’’ which uses more fuel. Always drive in the highest gear possible. The air conditioning puts an extra load on the engine which makes it use more fuel. Use the fresh-air ventilation when possible. Drive moderately. Rapid acceleration, abrupt cornering, and hard braking use more fuel. 233 05/09/22 09:38:00 31SEA620 0237  Table of Contents Table of Contents Accessories and Modifications Modifying your vehicle, or installing some non-Acura accessories, can make your vehicle unsafe. Before you make any modifications or add any accessories, be sure to read the following information. Accessories Your dealer has Acura accessories that allow you to personalize your vehicle. These accessories have been designed and approved for your vehicle, and are covered by warranty. Although non-Acura accessories may fit on your vehicle, they may not meet factory specifications, and could adversely affect your vehicle’s handling and stability. 234 Before installing any accessory: Improper accessories or modifications can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, and performance, and cause a crash in which you can be hurt or killed. Follow all instructions in this owner’s manual regarding accessories and modifications. When properly installed, cellular phones, alarms, two-way radios, and low-powered audio systems should not interfere with your vehicle’s computer controlled systems, such as your airbags and anti-lock brakes. Make sure the accessory does not obscure any lights, or interfere with proper vehicle operation or performance. Be sure electronic accessories do not overload electrical circuits (see page 330 ) or interfere with proper operation of your vehicle. Before installing any electronic accessory, have the installer contact your dealer for assistance. If possible, have your dealer inspect the final installation. Do not install accessories on the side pillars or across the rear windows. In these areas, accessories may interfere with proper operation of the side curtain airbags. 05/09/22 09:38:08 31SEA620 0238  Table of Contents Table of Contents Accessories and Modifications Modifying Your Vehicle Removing parts from your vehicle, or replacing components with nonAcura components could seriously affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, and reliability. Modifying your steering wheel or any other part of your vehicle’s safety systems could make the systems ineffective. Before Driving Some examples are: Lowering the vehicle with a nonAcura suspension kit that significantly reduces ground clearance can allow the undercarriage to hit speed bumps or other raised objects, which could cause the airbags to deploy. Larger or smaller wheels and tires can interfere with the operation of your vehicle’s anti-lock brakes and other systems. If you plan to modify your vehicle, consult your dealer. Raising your vehicle with a nonAcura suspension kit can affect the handling and stability. Non-Acura wheels, because they are a universal design, can cause excessive stress on suspension components. 235 05/09/22 09:38:16 31SEA620 0239  Table of Contents Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: DOOR POCKET CENTER POCKET Glove box Door pockets Trunk, including the back seats when folded down Center pocket Console compartment Roof-rack (if installed) However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe. Before carrying any type of cargo, be sure to read the following pages. CONSOLE COMPARTMENT TRUNK 236 GLOVE BOX 05/09/22 09:38:26 31SEA620 0240  Table of Contents Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Load Limits The maximum load for your vehicle is 850 lbs (385 kg) for U.S.A, 395 kg for Canada. This figure includes the total weight of all occupants, cargo, and accessories, and the tongue load if you are towing a trailer. Follow all load limits and other loading guidelines in this manual. 1. Locate the statement, ‘‘the combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 850 lbs’’ on your vehicle’s placard. (The placard is on the driver’s doorjamb). 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle. 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from 850 lbs. 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the maximum load is 850 lbs and there will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 100 lbs. (850 − 750 (5 × 150) = 100 lbs.) 5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. The weight may unsafely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity in step 4. 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle (see page 258 ). CONTINUED 237 Before Driving Overloading or improper loading can affect handling and stability and cause a crash in which you can be hurt or killed. Steps for determining correct load limit: 05/09/22 09:38:35 31SEA620 0241  Table of Contents Table of Contents Carrying Cargo In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all passengers, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). Both are on a label on the driver’s doorjamb. Carrying Cargo in the Trunk or on a Roof Rack Distribute cargo evenly on the floor of the trunk, placing the heaviest items on the bottom and as far forward as possible. Tie down items that could be thrown about the vehicle during a crash or sudden stop. If you fold down the back seat, tie down items that could be thrown about the vehicle during a crash or sudden stop. 238 If you carry large items that prevent you from closing the trunk lid, exhaust gas can enter the passenger area. To avoid the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning, follow the instructions on page 56 . If you carry any items on a roof rack, be sure the total weight of the rack and the items does not exceed 165 lbs (75 kg). If you use an accessory roof rack, the roof rack weight limit may be lower. Refer to the information that came with your roof rack. Carrying Items in the Passenger Compartment Store or secure all items that could be thrown around and hurt someone during a crash. Be sure items placed on the floor behind the front seats cannot roll under the seats and interfere with the driver’s ability to operate the pedals or the seat. Keep the glove box closed while driving. If it is open, a passenger could injure their knees during a crash or sudden stop. Do not put any items on top of the rear shelf. They can block your view and be thrown around the vehicle during a crash. 05/09/22 09:38:39 31SEA620 0242  Table of Contents Driving This section gives you tips on starting the engine under various conditions, and how to operate the manual and automatic transmissions. It also includes important information on parking your vehicle, the braking system, the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system, and facts you need if you are planning to tow a trailer. 239 Driving Preparing to Drive ......................... 240 Starting the Engine........................ 241 Manual Transmission.................... 242 Recommended Shift Points ...... 242 Engine Speed Limiter ............... 243 Reverse Lockout ........................ 243 Automatic Transmission............... 244 Shift Lever Position Indicators ................................ 244 Shifting ........................................ 244 Sequential SportShift Mode ..... 246 Engine Speed Limiter ............... 249 Shift Lock Release ..................... 249 Parking ............................................ 251 Parking Tips ............................... 251 Braking System.............................. 252 Brake System Design................ 252 Brake Wear Indicators .............. 252 Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) ............ 253 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System..................................... 255 VSA OFF Switch ........................ 256 VSA and Tire Sizes .................... 256 Towing a Trailer ............................ 257 05/09/22 09:38:50 31SEA620 0243  Table of Contents Table of Contents Preparing to Drive You should do the following checks and adjustments before you drive your vehicle. 1. Make sure all windows, mirrors, and outside lights are clean and unobstructed. Remove frost, snow, or ice. 6. Check the seat adjustment (see pages 138 and 139 ). 7. Check the adjustment of the inside and outside mirrors (see pages 145 and 146 ). 8. Check the steering wheel adjustment (see page 124 ). 2. Check that the hood is fully closed. 3. Check that the trunk is fully closed. 4. Visually check the tires. If a tire looks low, use a gauge to check its pressure. 5. Check that any items you may be carrying are stored properly or fastened down securely. 240 9. Make sure the doors are securely closed and locked. 10. Fasten your seat belt. Check that your passengers have fastened their seat belts (see page 17 ). 11. When you start the engine, check the gauges and indicators in the instrument panel and the messages in the multi-information display (see pages 61 and 76 ). 05/09/22 09:39:00 31SEA620 0244  Table of Contents Table of Contents Starting the Engine 1. Apply the parking brake. 2. In cold weather, turn off all electrical accessories to reduce the drain on the battery. 3. Manual transmission: Push the clutch pedal down all the way. 4. Without touching the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to the START (III) position. Do not hold the key in the START (III) position for more than 15 seconds at a time. If the engine does not start right away, pause for at least 10 seconds before trying again. Automatic transmission: The immobilizer system protects your vehicle f rom thef t. If an improperlycoded key (or other device) is used, the engine’s f uel system is disabled. For more inf ormation, see page 126 . The engine is harder to start in cold weather. Also, the thinner air f ound at altitudes above 8,000 f eet (2,400 meters) adds to this problem. 5. If the engine does not start within 15 seconds, or starts but stalls right away, repeat step 4 with the accelerator pedal pressed halfway down. If the engine starts, release pressure on the accelerator pedal so the engine does not race. 241 Driving Make sure the shift lever is in Park. Press on the brake pedal. 6. If the engine fails to start, press the accelerator pedal all the way down and hold it there while starting to clear flooding. Return to step 5 if the engine does not start. 05/09/22 09:39:07 31SEA620 0245  Table of Contents Table of Contents Manual Transmission Come to a full stop before you shift into reverse. You can damage the transmission by trying to shift into reverse with the vehicle moving. Push down the clutch pedal, and pause for a few seconds before shifting into reverse, or shift into one of the forward gears for a moment. This stops the gears so they won’t ‘‘grind.’’ The manual transmission is synchronized in all forward gears for smooth operation. When shifting up or down, make sure you push the clutch pedal down all the way, shift to the next gear, and let the pedal up gradually. When you are not shifting, do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal. This can cause your clutch to wear out faster. 242 When slowing down, you can get extra braking from the engine by shifting to a lower gear. This extra braking can help you maintain a safe speed and prevent your brakes from overheating while going down a steep hill. Before downshifting, make sure the engine speed will not go into the tachometer’s red zone in the lower gear. Downshift one gear at a time. Rapid slowing or speeding-up can cause loss of control on slippery surfaces. If you crash, you can be injured. Use extra care when driving on slippery surfaces. Recommended Shift Points Drive in the highest gear that lets the engine run and accelerate smoothly. This will give you good fuel economy and effective emissions control. The following shift points are recommended: Shift up Normal acceleration 1st to 2nd 2nd to 3rd 3rd to 4th 4th to 5th 5th to 6th 12 mph (19 km/h) 23 mph (37 km/h) 34 mph (54 km/h) 45 mph (72 km/h) 56 mph (90 km/h) 05/09/22 09:39:15 31SEA620 0246  Table of Contents Table of Contents Manual Transmission Engine Speed Limiter If you exceed the maximum speed for the gear you are in, the engine speed will enter into the tachometer’s red zone. If this occurs, you may feel the engine cut in and out. This is caused by a limiter in the engine’s computer controls. The engine will run normally when you reduce the rpm below the red zone. 1. Apply the parking brake, and turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position. 2. Press the clutch pedal, and shift to reverse. 3. With the clutch pedal still pressed, start the engine. If you need to use this procedure to shift to reverse, your vehicle may be developing a problem. Have the vehicle checked by your dealer. 243 Driving Before downshifting, make sure the engine will not go into the tachometer’s red zone. Reverse Lockout The 6-speed manual transmission has an electric lockout so you cannot accidentally shift from fifth to reverse instead of sixth while the vehicle is moving. If you cannot shift to reverse when the vehicle is stopped: 05/09/22 09:39:23 31SEA620 0247  Table of Contents Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Position Indicators These indicators in the tachometer show which position the shift lever is in. The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it flashes while driving (in any shift position), it indicates a possible problem in the transmission. 244 If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on along with the ‘‘D’’ indicator, there is a problem in the automatic transmission control system. Avoid rapid acceleration, and have the transmission checked by your dealer as soon as possible. Shifting SHIFT LEVER When the ‘‘D’’ indicator warns of a possible problem with the transmission, you will see a ‘‘CHECK TRANSMISSION’’ message in the multi-information display (see page 82 ). To shift from any position, move the shift lever. You cannot shift out of Park when the ignition switch is in the LOCK (0) or the ACCESSORY (I) position. 05/09/22 09:39:31 31SEA620 0248  Table of Contents Table of Contents Automatic Transmission To shift from: P to R R to P N to R D3 to D D to N D to D3 N to D R to N Do this: Press the brake pedal and move the lever. To avoid transmission damage, come to a complete stop before shifting into Park. The shift lever must be in Park before you can remove the key from the ignition switch. Move the lever. Reverse (R) − Press the brake pedal, and move the shift lever from Park to reverse. To shift from reverse to neutral, come to a complete stop, and then shift. Drive (D) − Use this position for your normal driving. The transmission automatically selects a suitable gear for the vehicle speed and acceleration. You may notice the transmission shifting up at higher speeds when the engine is cold. This helps the engine warm up faster. If you have done all of the above and still cannot move the lever out of Park, see Shift Lock Release on page 249 . CONTINUED 245 Driving Park (P) − This position mechanically locks the transmission. Use Park whenever you are turning off or starting the engine. To shift out of Park, you must press on the brake pedal and have your foot off the accelerator pedal. Neutral (N) − Use neutral if you need to restart a stalled engine, or if it is necessary to stop briefly with the engine idling. Shift to the Park position if you need to leave your vehicle and apply the parking brake. Press on the brake pedal when you are moving the shift lever from neutral to another gear. 05/09/22 09:39:37 31SEA620 0249  Table of Contents Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Drive (D3) −This position is similar to D, except only the first three gears are selected instead of all five. Use D3 when towing a trailer in hilly terrain, or to provide engine braking when going down a steep hill. D3 can also keep the transmission from cycling between third and fourth gears in stop-and-go driving. Sequential SportShift Mode − With the shift lever in ‘‘D’’ position, you can select the Sequential SportShift Mode to shift gears; much like a manual transmission, but without a clutch pedal. To enter the Sequential SportShift mode, move the shift lever further to the driver’s side. To return to ‘‘D,’’ move the shift lever to the passenger’s side. SELECTED GEAR When you move the shift lever from ‘‘D’’ to ‘‘M’’ position, the display shows the selected gear. In Sequential SportShift mode, each time you push forward on the shift lever, the transmission shifts to a higher gear. Pull back on the lever to downshift. The number of the gear selected is displayed on the instrument panel. 246 05/09/22 09:39:47 31SEA620 0250  Table of Contents Table of Contents Automatic Transmission The transmission may automatically downshift from the higher gear to the lower gear under the following conditions: Up shift Down shift The transmission remains in the selected gear (5, 4, 3, 2, or 1). There is no automatic downshift when you push the accelerator pedal to the floor. The transmission will also shift automatically as the vehicle comes to a complete stop. It will downshift to first gear when the vehicle speed is under 6 mph (10 km/h). If you try to manually downshift at a speed that would cause the engine to exceed the redline in a lower gear, the transmission will not downshift. The gear indicator will flash the number of the lower gear several times, then return to the higher gear. If the vehicle speed slows to below the redline of the selected lower gear position while the indicator is flashing, the transmission will downshift and the display will show the selected lower gear. CONTINUED 247 Driving When you accelerate away from a stop, the transmission will be in first gear. The transmission will not automatically upshift. Watch the tachometer and upshift manually before the engine reaches redline. The vehicle speeds drops below 5 → 4: 33 mph (52 km/h) 4 → 3: 20 mph (32 km/h) If you drive uphill between 5 → 4: 45−33 mph (72−52 km/h) 4 → 3: 33−20 mph (52−32 km/h) 3 → 2: 20−10 mph (32−16 km/h) If you press the brake pedal as you drive downhill. Downshifting gives you more power when climbing, and provides engine braking when going down a steep hill. 05/09/22 09:39:55 31SEA620 0251  Table of Contents Table of Contents Automatic Transmission The table shows the speed ranges for upshifting and downshifting. Starting in Second Gear To shift from Speed range 2→1 under 31 mph (50 km/h) To shift from Speed range 1→2 over 0 mph (0 km/h) 3→2 under 69 mph (110 km/h) 2→3 over 6 mph (10 km/h) 4→3 under 88 mph (140 km/h) 3→4 over 20 mph (32 km/h) 5→4 4→5 over 33 mph (52 km/h) 248 under 131 mph (210 km/h) When you are in Sequential SportShift mode, and the vehicle is stopped, push forward on the shift lever to shift to second gear. You will see ‘‘2’’ in the display. Starting out in second gear will help to reduce wheelspin in deep snow or on a slippery surface. If you start out in second gear, the transmission will be fixed in that gear. The transmission will not automatically downshift to first gear even when the vehicle speed is under 6 mph (10 km/h). You need to shift down to first gear manually. 05/09/22 09:40:03 31SEA620 0252  Table of Contents Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Engine Speed Limiter If you exceed the maximum speed for the gear you are in, the engine speed will enter into the tachometer’s red zone. If this occurs, you may feel the engine cut in and out. This is caused by a limiter in the engine’s computer controls. The engine will run normally when you reduce the rpm below the red zone. Shift Lock Release This allows you to move the shift lever out of Park if the normal method of pushing on the brake pedal and pressing the release button does not work. COVER 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. CONTINUED 249 Driving 3. Put a cloth on the notch of the shift lock release slot cover. Using a small flat-tipped screwdriver or a metal fingernail file, carefully pry on the notch of the cover to remove it. 05/09/22 09:40:09 31SEA620 0253  Table of Contents Table of Contents Automatic Transmission 6. Remove the key from the Shift Lock Release slot, then reinstall the cover. Make sure the notch on the cover is on the left side. Return the key to the ignition switch, depress the brake pedal and restart the engine. SHIFT LOCK RELEASE SLOT 4. Insert the key in the shift lock release slot. 5. Push down on the key while you move the shift lever out of Park to neutral. 250 If you need to use the shift lock release, it means your vehicle is developing a problem. Have the vehicle checked by your dealer. 05/09/22 09:40:18 31SEA620 0254  Table of Contents Table of Contents Parking Always use the parking brake when you park your vehicle. Make sure the parking brake is set firmly, or your vehicle may roll if it is parked on an incline. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, put it in first gear. If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn the front wheels away from the curb. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, put it in first gear. Turn off the lights. Place any packages, valuables, etc., in the trunk or take them with you. Lock the doors with the key or the remote transmitter. Check the indicator on the instrument panel to verify that the security system is set. If the vehicle is facing downhill, turn the front wheels toward the curb. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, put it in reverse gear. Make sure the parking brake is fully released before driving away. Driving with the parking brake partially set can overheat or damage the rear brakes. Never park over dry leaves, tall grass, or other flammable materials. The hot three way catalytic converter could cause these materials to catch on fire. 251 Driving If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, set the parking brake before you put the transmission in Park. This keeps the vehicle from moving and putting pressure on the parking mechanism in the transmission. Parking Tips Make sure the moonroof and the windows are closed. 05/09/22 09:40:24 31SEA620 0255  Table of Contents Table of Contents Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels. A power assist helps reduce the effort needed on the brake pedal. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps you retain steering control when braking very hard. Resting your foot on the pedal keeps the brakes applied lightly, builds up heat, increases wear, and reduces their effectiveness. It also keeps your brake lights on all the time, confusing drivers behind you. Constant application of the brakes when going down a long hill builds up heat and reduces their effectiveness. Use the engine to assist the brakes by taking your foot off the accelerator and downshifting to a lower gear. 252 Check the brakes after driving through deep water. Apply the brakes moderately to see if they feel normal. If not, apply them gently and frequently until they do. Be extra cautious in your driving. Braking System Design The hydraulic system that operates the brakes has two separate circuits. Each circuit works diagonally across the vehicle (the left-front brake is connected with the right-rear brake, etc.). If one circuit should develop a problem, you will still have braking at two wheels. Brake Wear Indicators All four brakes have audible brake wear indicators. If the brake pads need replacing, you will hear a distinctive, metallic screeching sound when you apply the brake pedal. If you do not have the brake pads replaced, they will screech all the time. It is normal for the brakes to occasionally squeal or squeak when you apply them. 05/09/22 09:40:32 31SEA620 0256  Table of Contents Table of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps prevent the brakes from locking up, and helps you retain steering control by pumping the brakes rapidly, much faster than a person can do it. The ABS also balances the front-torear braking distribution according to vehicle loading. this defeats the purpose of the ABS. Let the ABS work for you by always keeping firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal as you steer away from the hazard. This is sometimes referred to as ‘‘stomp and steer.’’ ABS Indicator If this indicator comes on, the antilock function of the braking system has shut down. The brakes still work like a conventional system, but without anti-lock. You should have your dealer inspect your vehicle as soon as possible. When the ABS indicator comes on, you will also see a ‘‘CHECK ABS SYSTEM’’ message in the multiinformation display. If the ABS indicator and the brake system indicator come on together, and the parking brake is fully released, the front-to-rear braking distribution system may also be shut down. CONTINUED 253 Driving You should never pump the brake pedal; You will feel a pulsation in the brake pedal when the ABS activates, and you may hear some noise. This is normal: it is the ABS rapidly pumping the brakes. On dry pavement, you will need to press on the brake pedal very hard before the ABS activates. However, you may feel the ABS activate immediately if you are trying to stop on snow or ice. 05/09/22 09:40:39 31SEA620 0257  Table of Contents Table of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Test your brakes as instructed on page 326 . If the brakes feel normal, drive slowly and have your vehicle repaired by your dealer as soon as possible. Avoid sudden hard braking which could cause the rear wheels to lock up and possibly lead to a loss of control. Important Safety Reminders ABS does not reduce the time or distance it takes to stop the vehicle. It only helps with the steering control during braking. ABS will not prevent a skid that results from changing direction abruptly, such as trying to take a corner too fast or making a sudden lane change. Always drive at a safe speed for the road and weather conditions. ABS cannot prevent a loss of stability. Always steer moderately when you are braking hard. Severe or sharp steering wheel movement can still cause your vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic or off the road. 254 A vehicle with ABS may require a longer distance to stop on loose or uneven surfaces, such as gravel or snow, than a vehicle without antilock. Slow down, and allow a greater distance between vehicles under those conditions. The VSA indicator will come on along with the ABS indicator. 05/09/22 09:40:48 31SEA620 0258  Table of Contents Table of Contents Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System The vehicle stability assist (VSA) system helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less than desired. It also assists you in maintaining traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces. It does this by regulating the engine’s output, and by selectively applying the brakes. When VSA activates, you will see the VSA activation indicator blink. VSA System Indicator If this indicator comes on while driving, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, and turn off the engine. Reset the system by restarting the engine. If the VSA system indicator stays on, or comes back on while driving, have the VSA system inspected by your dealer. If the indicator does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position, there may be a problem with the VSA system. Have your dealer inspect your vehicle as soon as possible. When the VSA system indicator comes on, you will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ message in the multi-information display. Without VSA, your vehicle will have normal braking and cornering ability, but it will not have VSA traction and stability enhancement. The VSA system cannot enhance the vehicle’s driving stability in all situations and does not control your vehicle’s entire braking system. It is still your responsibility to drive and corner at reasonable speeds and to leave a sufficient margin of safety. CONTINUED 255 Driving When VSA activates, you may notice that the engine does not respond to the accelerator in the same way it does at other times. VSA Activation Indicator 05/09/22 09:40:56 31SEA620 0259  Table of Contents Table of Contents Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System VSA Off Switch VSA and Tire Sizes Driving with varying tire or wheel sizes may cause the VSA to malfunction. When replacing tires, make sure they are of the same size and type as your original tires (see page 307 ). Deactivate the VSA system if you need to drive with the compact spare tire installed (see page 312 ). This switch is under the left vent. Press it to turn the vehicle stability assist system on and off. When VSA is off, the VSA activation indicator comes on as a reminder. VSA is turned on every time you start the engine, even if you turned it off the last time you drove the vehicle. 256 If you install winter tires, make sure they are the same size as those that were originally supplied with your vehicle. Exercise the same caution during winter driving as you would if your vehicle was not equipped with VSA. 05/09/22 09:41:06 31SEA620 0260  Table of Contents Table of Contents Towing a Trailer Your vehicle has been designed to primarily carry passengers and their cargo. You can also use it to tow a trailer if you carefully observe the load limits, use the proper equipment, and follow the guidelines in this section. Check the loading of your vehicle and trailer carefully before starting to drive. Total Trailer Weight: The maximum allowable weight of the trailer and everything in or on it must not exceed 1,000 lbs (450 kg). Towing a load that is too heavy can seriously affect your vehicle’s handling and performance. It can also damage the engine and drivetrain. Tongue Load: The weight that the tongue of a fully-loaded trailer puts on the hitch should be approximately 10 % of the total trailer weight. Too much tongue load reduces front-tire traction and steering control. Too little tongue load can make the trailer unstable and cause it to sway. CONTINUED 257 Driving Exceeding any load limit or improperly loading your vehicle and trailer can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Load Limits 05/09/22 09:41:12 31SEA620 0261  Table of Contents Table of Contents Towing a Trailer To achieve a proper tongue load, start by loading 60 % of the load toward the front of the trailer and 40 % toward the rear, then re-adjust the load as needed. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, all occupants, all accessories, all cargo, and the tongue load is: 4,300 Ibs (1,950 kg) 258 Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR): The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle axles is: 2,335 Ibs (1,060 kg) on the front axle 2,030 Ibs (920 kg) on the rear axle Checking Loads The best way to confirm that vehicle and trailer weights are within limits is to have them checked at a public scale. Using a suitable scale or a special tongue load gauge, check the tongue load the first time you set up a towing combination (a fully-loaded vehicle and trailer), then recheck the tongue load whenever the conditions change. 05/09/22 09:41:21 31SEA620 0262  Table of Contents Table of Contents Towing a Trailer Towing Equipment and Accessories Towing generally requires a variety of supplemental equipment, depending on the size of your trailer, how much load you are towing, and where you tow. To ensure the best quality, we recommend that you purchase Acura equipment whenever possible. Trailer Brakes Acura recommends that any trailer having a total weight of 1,000 lbs (450 kg) or more be equipped with its own electric or surge-type brakes. Safety Chains Always use safety chains when you tow a trailer. Make sure the chains are secured to the trailer and hitch, and that they cross under the tongue and can catch the trailer if it becomes unhitched. Leave enough slack to allow the trailer to turn corners easily, but do not let the chains drag on the ground. If you choose electric brakes, be sure they are electrically actuated. Do not attempt to tap into your vehicle’s hydraulic system. No matter how successful it may seem, any attempt to attach trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic system will lower braking effectiveness and create a potential hazard. See your trailer dealer for more information on installing electric brakes. CONTINUED 259 Driving Discuss your needs with your trailer sales or rental agency, and follow the guidelines in the rest of this section. Also make sure that all equipment is properly installed and maintained, and that it meets federal, state, province, and local regulations. Hitches Any hitch used on your vehicle must be properly bolted to the underbody. 05/09/22 09:41:27 31SEA620 0263  Table of Contents Table of Contents Towing a Trailer Trailer Lights Additional Towing Equipment Trailer lights and equipment must comply with federal, state, province, and local regulations. Check the requirements for the areas where you plan to tow, and use only equipment designed for your vehicle. Many states and Canadian provinces require special outside mirrors when towing a trailer. Even if they don’t, you should install special mirrors if you cannot clearly see behind you, or if the trailer creates a blind spot. Since lighting and wiring vary by trailer type and brand, you should have a qualified technician install a suitable connector between the vehicle and the trailer. Improper equipment or installation can cause damage to your vehicle’s electrical system and affect your vehicle warranty. 260 Ask your trailer sales or rental agency if any other items are recommended or required for your towing situation. 05/09/22 09:41:38 31SEA620 0264  Table of Contents Table of Contents Towing a Trailer Pre-Tow Checklist When preparing to tow, and before driving away, be sure to check the following: The vehicle has been properly serviced, and the tires, brakes, suspension, cooling system, and lights are in good operating condition. The hitch, safety chains, and any other attachments are secure. Handling Crosswinds and Buffeting Crosswinds and air turbulence caused by passing trucks can disrupt your steering and cause trailer to sway. When being passed by a large vehicle, keep a constant speed, and steer straight ahead. Do not try to make quick steering or braking corrections. Backing Up Always drive slowly and have someone guide you when backing up. Grip the bottom of the steering wheel; then turn the wheel to the left to get the trailer to move to the left, and turn the wheel right to move the trailer to the right. Parking Follow all normal precautions when parking, including firmly setting the parking brake and putting the transmission in Park (automatic) or in first or reverse (manual). Also, place wheel chocks at each of the trailer’s tires. All items in or on the trailer are properly secured and cannot shift while you drive. The lights and brakes on your vehicle and the trailer are working properly. 261 Driving All weights and loads are within limits (see pages 258 and 259 ). Your vehicle tires and spare are properly inflated (see page 304 ), and the trailer tires and spare are inflated as recommended by the trailer maker. 05/09/22 09:41:48 31SEA620 0265  Table of Contents Table of Contents Towing a Trailer Driving Safely With a Trailer The added weight, length, and height of a trailer will affect your vehicle’s handling and performance, so driving with a trailer requires some special driving skills and techniques. For your safety and the safety of others, take time to practice driving maneuvers before heading for the open road, and follow the guidelines below. Towing Speeds and Gears Drive slower than normal in all driving situations, and obey posted speed limits for vehicles with trailers. If you have an automatic transmission, use D position when towing a trailer on level roads. D3 is the proper shift lever position to use when towing a trailer in hilly terrain. (See ‘‘Driving on Hills’’ in the next column for additional gear information.) 262 Making Turns and Braking Make turns more slowly and wider than normal. The trailer tracks a smaller arc than your vehicle, and it can hit or run over something the vehicle misses. Allow more time and distance for braking. Do not brake or turn suddenly as this could cause the trailer to jackknife or turn over. Driving on Hills When climbing hills, closely watch your temperature gauge. If it nears the red (Hot) mark, turn the air conditioning off, reduce speed and, if necessary, pull to the side of the road to let the engine cool. If the automatic transmission shifts frequently while going up a hill, shift to D3. If you must stop when facing uphill, use the foot brake or parking brake. Do not try to hold the vehicle in place by pressing on the accelerator, as this can cause the automatic transmission to overheat. When driving down hills, reduce your speed, and shift down to second gear. Do not ‘‘ride’’ the brakes, and remember, it will take longer to slow down and stop when towing a trailer. 05/09/22 09:41:54 31SEA620 0266  Table of Contents Maintenance This section explains why it is important to keep your vehicle well maintained and how to follow basic maintenance safety precautions. This section also includes instructions on how to read the maintenance messages in the multiinformation display, a maintenance record, and instructions for simple maintenance tasks you may want to take care of yourself. Tires ................................................ 303 Inflation Guidelines ................... 303 Recomended Tire Pressures .... 304 Tire Inspection ........................... 305 Tire Maintenance ...................... 305 Tire Rotation .............................. 306 Replacing Tires and Wheels .... 306 Wheel and Tire Specifications ......................... 307 Winter Driving ........................... 307 Snow Tires .............................. 307 Tire Chains ............................. 308 Checking the Battery .................... 309 Vehicle Storage .............................. 310 263 Maintenance If you have the skills and tools to perform more complex maintenance tasks on your vehicle, you may want to purchase the service manual. See page 353 for information on how to obtain a copy, or see your dealer. Maintenance Safety ....................... 264 Maintenance Minder ..................... 266 Maintenance Record ..................... 275 Fluid Locations............................... 277 Adding Engine Oil ......................... 278 Recommended Engine Oil........ 278 Synthetic Oil ............................... 279 Engine Oil Additives ................. 279 Changing the Oil and Filter .......... 280 Windshield Washers ..................... 282 Engine Coolant ............................... 283 Adding Engine Coolant ............. 283 Transmission Fluid ........................ 285 Automatic Transmission.......................... 285 Manual Transmission.......................... 287 Brake and Clutch Fluid ................. 288 Brake Fluid ................................. 288 Clutch Fluid ................................ 289 Power Steering Fluid ..................... 289 Lights .............................................. 291 Seat Belts ........................................ 299 Floor Mats ...................................... 299 Dust and Pollen Filter ................... 300 Wiper Blades .................................. 301 05/09/22 09:42:00 31SEA620 0267  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this section should be performed by a certified technician or other qualified mechanic. Important Safety Precautions To eliminate potential hazards, read the instructions before you begin, and make sure you have the tools and skills required. Make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground, the parking brake is set, and the engine is off. To clean parts, use a commercially available degreaser or parts cleaner, not gasoline. Improperly maintaining this vehicle or failing to correct a problem before driving can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from the battery and all fuel-related parts. Always follow the inspection, maintenance recommendations, and schedules in this owner’s manual. Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working near the battery or when using compressed air. 264 05/09/22 09:42:06 31SEA620 0268  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Safety Potential Vehicle Hazards Carbon Monoxide poison from engine exhaust. Be sure there is adequate ventilation whenever you operate the engine. Burns from hot parts. Let the engine and exhaust system cool down before touching any parts. Always follow the procedures and precautions in this owner’s manual. Some of the most important safety precautions are given here. However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task. Maintenance Injury from moving parts. Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so. Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed. 265 05/09/22 09:42:16 31SEA620 0269  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Minder One of the most convenient and important features of the multiinformation display on your vehicle is the maintenance minder. Engine Oil Life Display ENGINE OIL LIFE DISPLAY Based on engine operating conditions and accumulated engine revolutions, the onboard computer in your vehicle calculates the remaining engine oil life. The system also displays the code for other scheduled maintenance items needing service. REMAINING ENGINE OIL LIFE To see the current engine oil life displayed on the lower segment of the multi-information display, turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel repeatedly until engine oil life is displayed. 266 The remaining engine oil life is displayed on the engine oil life display according to this table: Calculated Engine Displayed Oil Life (%) Engine Oil Life (%) 100% − 91% 100% 90% − 81% 90% 80% − 71% 80% 70% − 61% 70% 60% − 51% 60% 50% − 41% 50% 40% − 31% 40% 30% − 21% 30% 20% − 16% 20% 15% − 11% 15% 10% − 6% 10% 5% − 1% 5% 0% 0% 05/09/22 09:42:23 31SEA620 0270  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Minder To cancel the message, press the INFO button on the steering wheel. When the message appears, the system message indicator also comes on (see page 75 ). Even after you press the INFO button to cancel the message, the indicator continues to stay on until you have the service performed. MAINTENANCE ITEM CODE (S) SUB ITEMS After the message in the multiinformation display is canceled by pressing the INFO button, the engine oil life display will appear in the lower segment. You will see the percentage of the remaining engine oil life and the maintenance item code(s) displayed. CONTINUED 267 Maintenance When the remaining engine oil life is 15 to 6 %, the multi-information display shows a ‘‘SERVICE DUE SOON’’ message along with the maintenance item code(s) indicating the main and sub items required at the time of the oil change. Refer to page 274 for a complete list of the maintenance main items and sub items. MAIN ITEM 05/09/22 09:42:29 31SEA620 0271  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Minder To cancel the engine oil life display, press the SEL/RESET button to return to the previous display. After have the service is performed, make sure to reset the display as described on page 269 . The message appears in the multiinformation display each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. After canceling the message, the engine oil life display will appear in the lower segment. This continues until you have the indicated maintenance done by your dealer. To cancel the message, press the INFO button on the steering wheel. To see the message again, wait for an interval for more than 5 seconds, and then press the INFO button. When the remaining oil life is 5 to 1%, the multi-information display shows a ‘‘SERVICE DUE NOW’’ message. The display also shows the same maintenance items that were previously shown with ‘‘SERVICE DUE SOON.’’ Make sure you have the indicated maintenance performed as soon as possible. 268 05/09/22 09:42:38 31SEA620 0272  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Minder ‘‘SERVICE’’ MESSAGE Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required maintenance service. You will see ‘‘OIL LIFE 100 %’’ in the lower segment of the multi-information display and the maintenance item code(s) erased the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. After the message in the multiinformation display is canceled by pressing the INFO button, the engine oil life display will appear in the lower segment. You will see a ‘‘SERVICE’’ message along with the percentage of the remaining engine oil life and the maintenance item code(s) displayed. To cancel the engine oil life display, press the SEL/RESET button to return to the previous display. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 2. If the engine oil life display is not displayed, press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel repeatedly until it comes back. 3. Press and hold the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel for more than 10 seconds. The remaining engine oil life reset mode will be shown on the multiinformation display. To reset the engine oil life, press the INFO button on the steering wheel to select ‘‘RESET’’ on the display, and press the SEL/ CONTINUED RESET button. 269 Maintenance If maintenance service is done by someone other than your dealer, reset the maintenance minder as follows: 05/09/22 09:42:44 31SEA620 0273  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Minder To cancel resetting the oil life, press the INFO button on the steering wheel to select ‘‘CANCEL’’ on the display, and press the SEL/RESET button. Immediately have the service performed, and make sure to reset the display as previously described. To cancel the message, press the INFO button on the steering wheel. To see the message again, wait for an interval for more than 5 seconds, and then press the INFO button. If you do not complete the reset procedure within 30 seconds after selecting the reset mode, the mode will be canceled automatically. If you have the required service performed but do not reset the display, or reset the display without performing the service, the system will not show the proper maintenance intervals. This can lead to serious mechanical problems because you will no longer have an accurate record of when maintenance is needed. 270 If the indicated maintenance service is not done and the remaining engine oil life reaches 0 %, the multiinformation display will show the message ‘‘SERVICE PAST DUE’’ and the maintenance item code(s). This message is displayed when the total mileage after the engine oil life became 0 % is less than 10 miles (for U.S. models)/10 km (for Canadian models). 05/09/22 09:42:53 31SEA620 0274  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Minder Also, the percentage ‘‘0 %’’ keeps blinking on the display. U.S. CANADA This particular message is displayed when the mileage after the engine oil life became 0 % is less than 10 miles (for U.S. models)/10 km (for Canadian models). To cancel the engine oil life display, press the SEL/RESET button to return to the previous display. If the indicated required service is not done and the remaining engine oil life becomes 0 %, the multiinformation display will show a ‘‘SERVICE PAST DUE’’ message, the total mileage after the remaining oil life became 0 %, and the maintenance item code(s). CONTINUED 271 Maintenance After the message in the multiinformation display is canceled by pressing the INFO button, the engine oil life display will appear in the lower segment. You will see a ‘‘SERVICE’’ message along with the percentage ‘‘0%’’ and the maintenance item code(s) displayed. 05/09/22 09:43:01 31SEA620 0275  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Minder This message is displayed when you drive over 10 miles (for U.S. models) or 10 km (for Canadian models) after seeing the 0 % message. U.S. Immediately have the service performed, and make sure to reset the display as previously described. CANADA Also, the total negative mileage keeps blinking on the display. The maximum total mileage shown with this message is ‘‘9999 mile’’ (for U.S. models) or ‘‘9999 km’’ (for Canadian models). To cancel the message, press the INFO button on the steering wheel. To see the message again, wait for an interval of more than 5 seconds, and then press the INFO button. 272 This particular message is displayed when you drive over 10 miles (for U.S. models) or 10 km (for Canadian models) after seeing the 0 % message. The maximum total negative mileage is ‘‘−9999 mile’’ (for U.S. models) or ‘‘−9999 km’’ (for Canadian models). After the message in the multiinformation display is canceled by pressing the INFO button, the engine oil life display will appear in the lower segment. You will see a ‘‘SERVICE’’ message along with the maintenance item code(s), and the total negative mileage after the oil life becomes 0 % is displayed. To cancel the engine oil life display, press the SEL/RESET button to return to the previous display. 05/09/22 09:43:13 31SEA620 0276  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Schedule We recommend the use of Acura parts and fluids whenever you have maintenance done. These are manufactured to the same highquality standards as the original components, so you can be confident of their performance and durability. U.S. Vehicles: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of emissions control devices and systems may be done by any automotive repair establishment or individual using parts that are ‘‘certified’’ to EPA standards. According to state and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on the items marked with # will not void your emissions warranties. However, all maintenance services should be performed at the recommended time or mileage period to ensure longterm reliability. Owner’s Maintenance Checks You should check the following items at the specified intervals. If you are unsure of how to perform any check, turn to the appropriate page listed. Engine oil level − Check every time you fill the fuel tank. See page 232 . Engine coolant level − Check the radiator reserve tank every time you fill the fuel tank. See page 232 . Automatic transmission − Check the fluid level monthly. See pages 285 − 286 . Brakes − Check the fluid level monthly. See page 288 . Tires − Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects. See page 303 . Lights − Check the operation of the headlights, parking lights, taillights, high-mount brake light, and license plate lights monthly. 273 Maintenance Important Maintenance Precautions Your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best and can provide competent, efficient service. However, service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in effect. Maintenance may be done by any qualified service facility or person who is skilled in this type of automotive service. Keep all receipts as proof of completion, and have the person who does the work fill out the maintenance record. Check your warranty booklet for more information. 05/09/22 09:43:20 31SEA620 0277  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Minder Maintenance Minder Symbol A B Maintenance Main Items Replace engine oil*1 Replace engine oil*1 and oil filter Inspect front and rear brakes Check parking brake adjustment Inspect these items: Tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots Suspension components Driveshaft boots Brake hoses and line (including ABS) All fluid levels and condition of fluids Exhaust system# Fuel lines and connections# Symbol 1 2 Replace dust and pollen filter If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and from diesel-powered vehicles, replace every 15,000 miles (24,000 km). 3 *1 : If the message ‘‘SERVICE DUE NOW’’ does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, change the engine oil every year. # : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty in the center column on page 273 . NOTE: Independent of the maintenance messages in the multi-information display, replace the brake fluid every 3 years. Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km). Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 only if they are noisy. 4 5 274 Maintenance Sub Items Rotate tires Replace air cleaner element If you drive in dusty conditions, replace every 15,000 miles (24,000 km). Inspect drive belt Replace transmission fluid Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds or trailer towing results in higher transmission and transfer temperatures. This requires transmission and transfer fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the maintenance minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the transmission and transfer fluid changed at 60,000 miles (100,000 km), then every 30,000 miles (48,000 km). (For A/T only.) Replace spark plugs Inspect valve clearance Replace engine coolant 05/10/26 08:37:50 31SEA620 0278  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Record You or the servicing dealer can record all completed maintenance here. When maintenance is performed, record the mileage, circle the coded item(s) completed, and write in any other non-coded items (such as brake fluid replacement) below the codes. Keep the receipts for all work done on your vehicle. Mileage Maintenance Performed Signature Mileage Maintenance Performed Signature Date Date A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 Maintenance mi km CONTINUED 275 05/10/26 08:37:56 31SEA620 0279  Table of Contents Table of Contents Maintenance Record Maintenance Performed Mileage Signature Mileage Maintenance Performed Signature Date Date 276 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 mi km A B 1 2 3 4 5 05/09/22 09:43:39 31SEA620 0280  Table of Contents Table of Contents Fluid Locations CLUTCH FLUID (Manual Transmission only) (Light gray cap) ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Orange handle) ENGINE OIL FILL CAP WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVE TANK Maintenance BRAKE FLUID (Black cap) RADIATOR CAP 277 05/09/22 09:43:44 31SEA620 0281  Table of Contents Table of Contents Adding Engine Oil ENGINE OIL FILL CAP Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap on top of the valve cover. Pour in the oil slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spills immediately. Spilled oil could damage components in the engine compartment. 278 Reinstall the engine oil fill cap, and tighten it securely. Wait a few minutes, and recheck the oil level on the engine oil dipstick. Do not fill above the upper mark; you could damage the engine. Recommended Engine Oil Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity. Always use a premium-grade detergent oil displaying the API Certification Seal. This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving and that it meets the American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements. It is highly recommended that you use Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for as long as you own it. 05/09/22 09:43:52 31SEA620 0282  Table of Contents Table of Contents Adding Engine Oil Synthetic Oil You may use a synthetic motor oil if it meets the same requirements given for a conventional motor oil: it displays the API Certification Seal and it is the proper weight. You must follow the oil and filter change intervals shown on the multiinformation display. Ambient Temperature API CERTIFICATION SEAL An oil with a viscosity of 5W-30 is preferred for improved fuel economy and year-round protection in your vehicle. You may use a 10W-30 oil if the temperature in your area never goes below 20°F (−7°C). 279 Maintenance Make sure the API Certification Seal says ‘‘For Gasoline Engines.’’ Engine Oil Additives Your vehicle does not require any oil additives. Additives may adversely affect the engine or transmission performance and durability. 05/09/22 09:44:02 31SEA620 0283  Table of Contents Table of Contents Changing the Oil and Filter Always change the oil and filter according to the maintenance messages shown on the multiinformation display. The oil and filter collect contaminants that can damage your engine if they are not removed regularly. Changing the oil and filter requires special tools and access from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle should be raised on a service stationtype hydraulic lift for this service. Unless you have the knowledge and proper equipment, you should have this maintenance done by a skilled mechanic. OIL DRAIN BOLT BOLT MAINTENANCE COVER 1. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature, then shut it off. 2. Open the hood and remove the engine oil fill cap. 3. Remove the bolt located on the underside of the body with a wrench, then remove the maintenance cover. 280 WASHER 4. Remove the oil drain bolt and washer from the bottom of the engine. Drain the oil into an appropriate container. 5. Remove the oil filter and let the remaining oil drain. A special wrench (available from your dealer) is required. 05/09/22 09:44:13 31SEA620 0284  Table of Contents Table of Contents Changing the Oil and Filter OIL FILTER 7. Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then reinstall the drain bolt. Tighten it to: 33 lbf·ft (45 N·m , 4.6 kgf·m) 11.Turn off the engine, let it sit for several minutes, then check the oil level on the dipstick. If necessary, add more oil. 8. Refill the engine with the recommended oil. 12.Install the maintenance cover and tighten the bolt securely. Engine oil change capacity (including filter): 4.4 US qt (4.2 ) 6. Install a new oil filter according to the instructions that come with it. Make sure to clean off any dirt and dust on the connecting surface of a new oil filter. 9. Replace the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The oil pressure indicator should go out within 5 seconds. If it does not, turn off the engine, and check your work. 10.Let the engine run for several minutes, then check the drain bolt and oil filter for leaks. 281 Maintenance Make sure the oil filter gasket is not stuck to the engine block. If it is, remove it before installing a new oil filter. Improper disposal of engine oil can be harmf ul to the environment. If you change your own oil, please dispose of the used oil properly. Put it in a sealed container and take it to a recycling center. Do not discard it in a trash bin or dump it on the ground. 05/09/22 09:44:20 31SEA620 0285  Table of Contents Table of Contents Windshield Washers Check the level in the windshield washer reservoir at least monthly during normal use. LEVEL GAUGE Do not use engine antif reeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir. Antif reeze can damage your vehicle’s paint, while a vinegar/water solution can damage the windshield washer pump. Use only commercially-available windshield washer f luid. Check the reservoir’s fluid level by removing the cap and looking at the level gauge attached to the cap. Canadian models only If the washer fluid is low, a ‘‘WASHER FLUID LOW’’ message appears in the multi-information display. Fill the reservoir with a good-quality windshield washer fluid. This increases the cleaning capability and prevents freezing in cold weather. 282 When you refill the reservoir, clean the edges of the windshield wiper blades with windshield washer fluid on a clean cloth. This will help to condition the blade edges. 05/09/22 09:44:27 31SEA620 0286  Table of Contents Table of Contents Engine Coolant Adding Engine Coolant RESERVE TANK Removing the radiator cap while the engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray out, seriously scalding you. Always let the engine and radiator cool down before removing the radiator cap. Maintenance If the coolant level in the reserve tank is at or below the MIN line, add coolant to bring it up to the MAX line. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. Always use Honda Long-Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant is pre-mixed with 50 % antifreeze and 50 % water. Never add straight antifreeze or plain water. If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not available, you may use another major-brand non-silicate coolant as a temporary replacement. Make sure it is a high-quality coolant recommended for aluminum engines. Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail. Have the cooling system flushed and refilled with Honda antifreeze/coolant as soon as possible. If the reserve tank is completely empty, you should also check the coolant level in the radiator. CONTINUED 283 05/09/22 09:44:38 31SEA620 0287  Table of Contents Table of Contents Engine Coolant RADIATOR CAP 4. The coolant level should be up to the base of the filler neck. Add coolant if it is low. Pour the coolant slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spill immediately; it could damage components in the engine compartment. 5. Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it fully. 1. Make sure the engine and radiator are cool. 2. Relieve any pressure in the cooling system by turning the radiator cap counterclockwise, without pressing down. 3. Remove the radiator cap by pushing down and turning counterclockwise. 284 6. Pour coolant into the reserve tank. Fill it to halfway between the MAX and MIN marks. Put the cap back on the reserve tank. Do not add any rust inhibitors or other additives to your vehicle’s cooling system. They may not be compatible with the coolant or engine components. 05/09/22 09:44:48 31SEA620 0288  Table of Contents Table of Contents Transmission Fluid 4. Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level. It should be between the upper and lower marks. Automatic Transmission 5. If the level is below the lower mark, add fluid into the dipstick tube to bring it to the upper mark. DIPSTICK 1. Park the vehicle on level ground. Shut off the engine. 2. Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) from the transmission, and wipe it with a clean cloth. 3. Insert the dipstick all the way back into the transmission securely as shown in the illustration. Make sure the rubber cap on the dipstick fits in the dipstick guide and that you push the dipstick in all the way. CONTINUED 285 Maintenance Check the fluid level with the engine at normal operating temperature. UPPER MARK LOWER MARK Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spill immediately; it could damage components in the engine compartment. 05/09/22 09:44:54 31SEA620 0289  Table of Contents Table of Contents Transmission Fluid Always use Honda ATF-Z1 (automatic transmission fluid). If it’s not available, you may use a DEXRON III automatic transmission fluid as a temporary replacement. However, continued use can affect the shift quality. Have the transmission flushed and refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 as soon as it is convenient. To thoroughly flush the transmission, the technician should drain and refill it with Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic Transmission Fluid), then drive the vehicle for a short distance. Do this three times. Then drain and refill the transmission a final time. 6. Insert the dipstick all the way back into the transmission securely as shown in the illustration. The transmission should be drained and refilled with new fluid when this service is shown on a maintenance message in the multi-information display. If you are not sure how to add fluid, contact your dealer. 286 05/09/22 09:45:02 31SEA620 0290  Table of Contents Table of Contents Transmission Fluid Manual Transmission BOLT FILLER BOLT Clean up any spills immediately. Spilled fluid could damage components in the engine compartment. After checking and adding the fluid, put the under cover back in place and tighten the bolts securely. BOLT UNDER COVER If you are not sure how to add fluid, contact your dealer. Check the fluid level with the transmission at normal operating temperature and the vehicle sitting on level ground. Remove the transmission filler bolt, and carefully feel inside the bolt hole with your finger. The fluid level should be up to the edge of the bolt hole. If it is not, add Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) until it starts to run out of the hole. Reinstall the filler bolt, and tighten it securely. The transmission should be drained and refilled with new fluid when this service is shown on a maintenance message in the multi-information display. 287 Maintenance To check the transmission fluid level, remove the two bolts, then pull the left part of the under cover down. Correct level If Honda MTF is not available, you may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 viscosity motor oil with the API Certification seal that says ‘‘FOR GASOLINE ENGINES’’ as a temporary replacement. However, motor oil does not contain the proper additives, and continued use can cause stiffer shifting. Replace as soon as it is convenient. 05/09/22 09:45:10 31SEA620 0291  Table of Contents Table of Contents Brake and Clutch Fluid Check the fluid level in the reservoirs monthly. There are up to two reservoirs, depending on the model. They are: Brake fluid reservoir (all models) Clutch fluid reservoir (manual transmission models only) Replace the brake fluid when this service is indicated on a maintenance message in the multi-information display. Always use Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3. If it is not available, you should use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid, from a sealed container, as a temporary replacement. Using any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the system. Have the brake system flushed and refilled with Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible. Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your vehicle’s braking system and can cause extensive damage. 288 Brake Fluid MAX MIN The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir. If the level is at or below the MIN mark, your brake system needs attention. Have the brake system inspected for leaks or worn brake pads. 05/09/22 09:45:19 31SEA620 0292  Table of Contents Table of Contents Brake and Clutch Fluid, Power Steering Fluid Clutch Fluid Power Steering Fluid Manual Transmission only UPPER LEVEL MAX Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spill immediately; it could damage components in the engine compartment. LOWER LEVEL The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir. If it is not, add brake fluid to bring it up to that level. Use the same fluid specified for the brake system. Maintenance MIN Check the level on the side of the reservoir when the engine is cold. The fluid should be between the UPPER LEVEL and LOWER LEVEL. If not, add power steering fluid to the UPPER LEVEL. A low fluid level can indicate a leak in the clutch system. Have this system inspected as soon as possible. CONTINUED 289 05/09/22 09:45:23 31SEA620 0293  Table of Contents Table of Contents Power Steering Fluid Always use Honda Power Steering Fluid. You may use another power steering fluid as an emergency replacement, but have the power steering system flushed and refilled with Honda PSF as soon as possible. A low power steering fluid level can indicate a leak in the system. Check the fluid level frequently, and have the system inspected as soon as possible. Turning the steering wheel to f ull lef t or right lock and holding it there can damage the power steering pump. 290 05/09/22 09:45:29 31SEA620 0294  Table of Contents Table of Contents Lights Headlight Aiming The headlights were properly aimed when your vehicle was new. If you regularly carry heavy items in the trunk or pull a trailer, readjustment may be required. Adjustments should be performed by your dealer or other qualified mechanic. NOTE: Halogen headlight bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to overheat and shatter. Maintenance Low Beam Headlight Bulb Replacement The low beam headlight bulbs are a type of high voltage discharge tube. High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the light switch off and the key removed. Because of this, you should not attempt to examine or change a low beam headlight bulb yourself. If a low beam headlight bulb fails, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it replaced. Replacing a High Beam Headlight Bulb Your vehicle has halogen headlight bulbs, one on each side. When replacing a bulb, handle it by its steel base and protect the glass from contact with your skin or hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean it with denatured alcohol and a clean cloth. CONTINUED 291 05/09/22 09:45:38 31SEA620 0295  Table of Contents Table of Contents Lights FASTENER AIR INTAKE COVER BULB RUBBER WEATHER SEAL SOCKET 4. Unclip the end of the hold-down wire from its slot. Pivot it out of the way, and remove the bulb socket. 5. Pull the burned out bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. HOLD-DOWN WIRE 1. Open the hood. To change a bulb on the driver’s side, undo the three fasteners and remove the air intake cover. CONNECTOR 2. Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by pulling the connector straight back. 3. Remove the rubber weather seal by pulling on the tab. 292 6. Insert the socket back into the headlight assembly. Make sure the bulb is installed correctly by looking through the headlight lens. Pivot the hold-down wire back in place, and clip the end into the slot. 7. Install the rubber weather seal over the back of the headlight assembly. Make sure it is right side up; it is marked with an arrow. 05/09/22 09:45:49 31SEA620 0296  Table of Contents Table of Contents Lights 8. Push the electrical connector onto the socket. Make sure it is connected securely. Replacing the Turn Signal Light Bulb 3. Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. BULB 4. Insert the socket back into the headlight assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. 9. Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb. 10.On the driver’s side, reinstall the air intake cover. Reinstall the three fasteners and secure them by pushing on the heads until they lock. 5. Turn on the lights to test the new bulb