Acura 2015 RDX Owner's manual

Acura 2015 RDX Owner's manual
Visual Index
Safety
SAFETY INFORMATION
Dashboard and Ceiling Controls
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Your safety—and the safety of others—is very important, and operating this vehicle
safely is an important responsibility. While we strive to help you make informed
decisions about safety, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the
hazards associated with operating or maintaining your vehicle. Therefore, you must
use your own good judgment.
Important Safety Information
This guide explains many of your vehicle’s safety features and how to use them.
Please read this information carefully. Following the instructions below will also
help to keep you and your passengers safe.
Important Safety Precautions
• Always wear your seat belt.
• Secure all children in the proper restraint system.
• Be aware of airbag hazards.
• Don’t drink and drive.
• Pay appropriate attention to the task of driving safely.
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Color information display
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On-Demand Multi-Use Display
(ODMD) p. 54
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Hazard warning button
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• Control your speed.
Driving Position Memory System buttons p. 43
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Integrated Dynamics System
(IDS) button p. 97
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Climate control buttons p. 47
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Moonroof switch p. 34
Electronic gear selector p. 94
Map lights p. 36
Auto idle stop off button* p. 96
HomeLink® buttons p. 46
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Parking brake p. 98
AcuraLink® buttons* p. 75
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Audio/phone/navigation/Surround View Camera* buttons p. 50, 65, 75, 105
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Rear entertainment system* p. 63
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(inside center console)
USB port p. 53
Power window switches p. 33
Door lock switches p. 32
Door mirror controls p. 42
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• Keep your vehicle in safe condition.
Hood release handle p. 133
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Power folding mirror button* p. 42
Power tailgate button p. 31
Auxiliary input jack p. 53
Fuel fill door handle p. 114
Accessory power socket p. 53
Engaging in cell phone conversation or other activities that keep you from paying
close attention to the road, other vehicles, and pedestrians could lead to a crash.
Remember, situations can change quickly, and only you can decide when it is safe
to divert some attention away from driving.
Important Handling Information
Your vehicle has a higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for
use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for offhighway driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain.
It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier.
These advantages come at some cost. Because your vehicle is taller and rides
higher off the ground, it has a higher center of gravity, making it more susceptible
to tipping or rollover if you make abrupt turns. Utility vehicles have a significantly
higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. In a rollover crash, an unbelted
person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. As a
reminder, make sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts.
*if equipped
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WARNING
WARNING
Improperly operating this vehicle on or off pavement can cause a crash or
rollover in which you and your passengers can be seriously injured or killed.
Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and
even kill you.
• Follow all instructions and guidelines in this guide.
Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that expose you to carbon monoxide.
• Keep your speed low, and don’t drive faster than conditions permit.
Safety Messages
An enclosed area such as a garage can quickly fill up with carbon monoxide gas.
Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. Even when the garage door is
open, drive out of the garage immediately after starting the engine.
When you see the following messages throughout this guide, pay close attention.
Seat Belts
DANGER
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions.
WARNING
You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions.
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.
CAUTION
You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions.
NOTICE
This information is intended to help you avoid damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment.
Carbon Monoxide Gas
The engine exhaust from this vehicle contains carbon monoxide, a colorless,
odorless, and highly toxic gas. As long as you properly maintain your vehicle and
follow the instructions set forth below, you will not accumulate dangerous levels
of carbon monoxide gas in the vehicle interior.
Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever:
Lap/Shoulder Seat Belts
All seven seating positions are equipped with lap/shoulder seat belts with
emergency locking retractors. In normal driving, the retractor lets you move
freely while keeping some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop,
the retractor locks to restrain your body. The front passenger’s, second-row, and
third-row seat belts also have a lockable retractor for use with child seats.
The front seats are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners to enhance
safety. The tensioners automatically tighten the front seat belts during a
moderate-to-severe front collision, sometimes even if the collision is not severe
enough to inflate the front airbags or the driver’s knee airbag.
Proper Use of Seat Belts
• The exhaust system is making an unusual noise.
Follow these guidelines for proper use:
• The exhaust system may have been damaged.
• All occupants should sit upright, well back in the seat, and remain in that
position for the duration of the trip. Slouching and leaning reduces the
effectiveness of the belt and can increase the chance of serious injury in a crash.
• The vehicle is raised for an oil change.
When you operate a vehicle with the tailgate open, airflow can pull exhaust gas
into the interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the
tailgate open, open all the windows and set the climate control system as shown
below.
1. Select the fresh air mode.
2. Select the
mode.
3. Set the fan speed to high.
4. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting.
­ djust the climate control system in the same manner if you sit in your parked
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vehicle with the engine running.
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• Never place the shoulder part of a lap/shoulder seat belt under your arm or
behind your back. This could cause very serious injuries in a crash.
• Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very
seriously injured in a crash.
• Do not put any accessories on the seat belts. Devices intended to improve
comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can reduce the protective
capability and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash.
• No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat belt or one that does not
appear to be working correctly. Using a seat belt that is not working properly
may not protect the occupant in a crash. Have a dealer check the belt as soon
as possible.
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Fastening a Seat Belt
Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of a serious injury or
death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags.
Adjust your seat to the proper position (see page 39), and then follow the
below steps.
Pull out
Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts and wear them
properly.
1. Pull the seat belt out slowly.
Seat Belt Inspection
Regularly check the condition of your seat belts as follows:
• Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear.
• Check that the latches work smoothly and the belts retract easily. If a belt does
not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem. Only use a mild
soap and warm water. Do not use bleach or cleaning solvents. Make sure the
belt is completely dry before allowing it to retract.
Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide proper
protection and should be replaced as soon as possible.
A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of
protection in a subsequent crash. Have your seat belts inspected by a dealer after
any collision.
WARNING
Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious injury or death if
the seat belts do not work properly when needed.
2. Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug
on the belt to make sure the buckle is secure.
Make sure that the belt is not twisted or caught
on anything.
On models with CMBSTM, the front seat belts
retract automatically.
3. Position the lap part of the belt as low as
possible across your hips, then pull up on the
shoulder part of the belt so the lap part fits
snugly. This lets your strong pelvic bones take
the force of a crash and reduces the chance of
internal injuries.
slowly.
Pull out
slowly.
Pull
out
slowly.
Latch
plate
Latch
plate
Latch
plate
Buckle
Buckle
Buckle
4. If necessary, pull up on the belt again to remove
any slack, then make sure that the belt rests
across the center of your chest and over your
shoulder. This spreads the forces of a crash over
the strongest bones in your upper body.
Lap belt
as low as
Lap belt
possible
as low
Lap
beltas
possible
as
low as
possible
To release the belt, push the red PRESS button then guide the belt by hand until it has retracted completely.
Check your seat belts regularly and have any problem corrected as soon as
possible.
WARNING
Improperly positioning the seat belts can cause serious injury or death in a
crash.
Make sure all seat belts are properly positioned before driving.
Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor
The front seats have adjustable shoulder anchors to accommodate taller and
shorter occupants.
1. Move the anchor up and down while holding the
release button.
2. Position the anchor so that the belt rests across
the center of your chest and over your shoulder.
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Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor
Airbags
The seat belt for the second-row center seat is located in the ceiling.
Your vehicle is equipped with several types of airbags: front airbags, driver’s knee
airbag, side airbags, and side curtain airbags.
1. Pull out the seat belt’s small latch plate and the
latch plate from each holding slot in the ceiling.
Small latch plate
Front Airbags (SRS)
Latch plate
2. Line up the triangle marks on the small latch
plate and anchor buckle. Make sure the seat
belt is not twisted. Attach the belt to the anchor
buckle.
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) indicates that the airbags are designed to
supplement seat belts, not replace them. Seat belts are the occupant’s primary
restraint system.
Small latch plate
Driver’s Knee Airbag
Anchor buckle
3. Insert the latch plate into the buckle. Properly
fasten the seat belt the same way you fasten the
lap/shoulder seat belt.
The front SRS airbags inflate in a moderate-to-severe frontal collision to help
protect the head and chest of the driver and/or front passenger. They are housed
in the center of the steering wheel for the driver, and in the dashboard for the
front passenger. Both airbags are marked SRS AIRBAG.
The driver’s knee SRS airbag inflates with the driver’s front airbag in a moderateto-severe frontal collision to help keep the driver in the proper position and to
help maximize the benefit provided by the vehicle’s other safety features.
Latch
plate
Advanced Airbags
Your front airbags have advanced features to help reduce the likelihood of airbagrelated injuries to smaller occupants.
Buckle
To unlatch the detachable anchor, insert the latch plate into the slot on the side of the anchor buckle.
Latch plate
Small latch plate
WARNING
Using the seat belt with the detachable anchor unlatched increases the
chance of serious injury or death in a crash.
Before using the seat belt, make sure the detachable anchor is correctly
latched.
The driver’s advanced front airbag system includes
a seat position sensor. If the seat is too far forward,
the airbag inflates with less force, regardless of the
severity of the impact.
Driver’s
seat
position
sensor
If there is a problem with the driver’s seat position
sensor, the SRS indicator will come on and
the airbag will inflate with full (normal) force,
regardless of the driver’s seating position.
The passenger’s advanced front airbag system
has weight sensors. Although Acura recommends
against carrying an infant or small child in front, if
the sensors detect the weight of a child (up to 65
lbs or 29 kg), the system will automatically turn off
the passenger’s front airbag.
Passenger’s
seat weight
sensors
For both advanced front airbags to work properly:
• Do not spill any liquid on or under the seats.
• Do not put any object under the passenger’s seat.
• Make sure any objects are positioned properly on the floor. Improperly
positioned objects can interfere with the advanced airbag sensors.
• All occupants should sit upright and wear their seat belts properly.
• Do not place any cover over any part of the passenger side dashboard.
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Side Airbags
Important Facts About Your Airbags
The side airbags help protect the upper torso and pelvis of the driver or a front
passenger during a moderate-to-severe side impact. They are housed in the
outside edge of the driver’s and front passenger’s seat-backs. Both are marked
SIDE AIRBAG.
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.
Side Curtain Airbags
Side curtain airbags help protect the head and torso of the driver and passengers in
outer seating positions during a moderate-to-severe side impact. The side curtain
airbags equipped in this vehicle are also designed to help reduce the likelihood
of partial and complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in
crashes, particularly rollover crashes.
To get the best protection from the side curtain
airbags, occupants should wear their seat belts
properly and sit upright and well back in their seats.
Do not attach or place objects on the front and driver’s knee airbag covers.
Objects on the covers marked SRS AIRBAG could interfere with the proper
operation of the airbags or be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone if
the airbags inflate.
Do not attach accessories on or near the side airbags. They can interfere with
the proper operation of the airbags, or hurt someone if an airbag inflates.
The side curtain airbags are located in the ceiling
above the side windows on both sides of the
vehicle.
The side curtain airbags are designed to deploy
in a rollover or moderate-to-severe side impact.
If the SRS control unit senses that your vehicle is
about to roll over, it immediately deploys both side
curtain airbags and activates both front seat belt
tensioners. 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.
Do not place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag.
Carrying hard or sharp objects on your lap, or driving with a pipe or other sharp
object in your mouth, can result in injuries if your front airbag inflates.
Do not attach any objects to the side windows or roof pillars. They can
interfere with the proper operation of the side curtain airbags.
Side curtain airbag storage
Do not cover or replace the front seat-back covers. This can prevent your side
airbags from properly deploying during a side impact.
WARNING
An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even
if the passenger is wearing the seat belt.
Deployed side curtain airbags
Do not attach any objects to the side windows or roof pillars, as they can interfere
with the proper operation of the side curtain airbags.
When side curtain airbags deploy in a frontal collision
One or both side curtain airbags may inflate in a moderate-to-severe angled
frontal collision. In this case, the side curtain airbags will deploy slightly after the
front airbags.
Always keep the glove box closed while driving.
Airbag System Indicators
If a problem occurs in the airbag system, the SRS indicator comes on and a
message appears on the multi-information display.
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) Indicator
If the indicator comes on at any other time besides
vehicle start-up, or does not come on at all, have
the system checked by a dealer as soon as possible.
If you don’t, your airbags and seat belt tensioners
may not work properly when they are needed.
Airbag System
(SRS) Problem
WARNING
Ignoring the SRS indicator can result in serious injury or death if the airbag
systems or tensioners do not work properly.
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible if the SRS indicator
alerts you to a possible problem.
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Passenger Airbag Off Indicator
The indicator comes on to alert you that the front
passenger’s front airbag has been turned off. This
occurs when the front passenger’s weight sensors
detect 65 lbs (29 kg) or less, the weight of an infant
or small child, on the seat.
Airbag System Components
U.S.
Canada
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Infants and small children should always ride
properly restrained in a back seat.
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Objects placed on the front passenger’s seat can also cause the indicator to come
on.
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If the front passenger’s seat is empty, the passenger’s front airbag will not deploy
and the indicator will not come on.
If the indicator comes on with no occupant or objects in the front passenger’s
seat, something may be interfering with the weight sensors, such as:
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• An object hanging on the seat or in the seat-back pocket.
• A child seat or other object pressing against the rear of the seat-back.
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• A rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger’s seat.
• The front seat or seat-back is forced against an object on the seat or floor
behind it.
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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.
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An electronic control unit that
continually monitors and can
record information about the
sensors, the airbag activators, the
seat belt tensioners, and driver
and front passenger seat belt use
when the vehicle is on.
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Driver’s knee airbag. The knee
airbag is stored under the steering
column. It is marked SRS AIRBAG.
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Two side airbags, one for the driver
and one for the front passenger.
The airbags are stored in the outer
edges of the seatbacks. Both are
marked SIDE AIRBAG.
Automatic front seat belt
tensioners. The driver’s and front
passenger’s seat belts incorporate
sensors that detect whether or not
they are fastened.
• An object placed under the front passenger’s seat.
If none of these conditions exist, have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as
possible.
The passenger airbag off indicator may go on and off repeatedly if the total
weight on the seat is near the airbag cutoff threshold.
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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.
On models with CMBSTM, the front
seat belt tensioners also include
the e-pretensioners.
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A driver’s seat position sensor. If
the seat is too far forward, the
airbag will inflate with less force.
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Weight sensors in the front
passenger’s seat. The front
passenger’s airbag will be turned
off if the weight on the seat is 65
lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight of
an infant or small child).
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Impact sensors that can detect a
moderate-to-severe front or side
impact.
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An indicator on the dashboard
that alerts you that the front
passenger’s front airbag has been
turned off.
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An indicator on the instrument
panel that alerts you to a possible
problem with the airbag system or
seat belt tensioners.
Child Safety
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Safing sensor
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A rollover sensor that detects
whether the vehicle is about to roll
over.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada
recommend that all children ages 12 and under be properly restrained in a rear seat.
Some states or provinces/territories have laws restricting where children may ride.
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Airbag Care
You do not need to, and should not, perform any maintenance on or replace
any airbag system components yourself. However, you should have your vehicle
inspected by a dealer in the following situations:
When the airbags have deployed
If an airbag has inflated, the control unit and other related parts must be
replaced. Similarly, once an automatic seat belt tensioner has been activated, it
must be replaced.
When the vehicle has been in a moderate-to-severe collision
Even if the airbags did not inflate, have your dealer inspect the following: the
driver’s seat position sensor, weight sensors in the passenger’s seat, front seat
belt tensioners, and each seat belt that was worn during the crash.
Do not remove or modify a front seat without first consulting a dealer
This would likely disable the driver’s seat position sensor or the weight sensors
in the passenger’s seat. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to
accommodate a person with disabilities, contact an Acura dealer. For U.S.
vehicles, call Acura Client Relations at (800) 382-2238. For Canadian vehicles,
call Acura Client Services at (888) 922-8729.
Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are
either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle collisions are the
number one cause of death of children ages 12 and under.
To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, every state, Canadian province,
and territory requires that infants and children be properly restrained when they
ride in a vehicle.
Protecting Child Passengers—Important Considerations
• An inflating front or side airbag can injure or kill a child sitting in the front
passenger’s seat.
• A child in the front passenger’s seat is more likely to interfere with the driver’s
ability to safely control the vehicle.
• Statistics show that children of all sizes and ages are safer when they are
properly restrained in a rear seat.
• Any child who is too small to wear a seat belt correctly must be restrained in an
approved child seat that is properly secured to the vehicle using either the lap
belt portion of the lap/shoulder belt or the lower anchors of the LATCH system.
• Never hold a child on your lap because it is impossible to protect them in the
event of a collision.
• Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash, the belt would
likely press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries.
• Never let two children use the same seat belt. Both children could be very
seriously injured in a crash.
• Do not allow children to operate the doors, windows, or seat adjustments.
• Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended, especially in hot weather
when the inside of the vehicle can get hot enough to kill them. They could also
activate vehicle controls, causing it to move unexpectedly.
WARNING
Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously
injured or killed in a crash.
Any child too small for a seat belt should be properly restrained in a child
seat. A larger child should be properly restrained with a seat belt, using a
booster seat if necessary.
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WARNING
Allowing a child to play with a seat belt or wrap one around their neck can
result in serious injury or death.
Instruct children not to play with any seat belt and make sure any unused
seat belt a child can reach is buckled, fully retracted, and locked.
Protecting Infants
An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat until
the infant reaches the seat manufacturer’s weight or height limit for the seat, and
the infant is at least one year old. Many experts recommend use of a rear-facing
seat for a child up to two years old if the child’s height and weight are appropriate
for a rear-facing seat.
Child seats must be placed and secured in a rear
seating position. Rear-facing child seats should never
be installed in a forward-facing position.
When properly installed, a rear-facing child seat may
prevent the driver or a front passenger from moving
their seat all the way back, or from locking their
seat-back in the desired position. If this occurs, we
recommend that you install the child seat directly behind the front passenger’s
seat, move the seat as far forward as needed, and leave it unoccupied. Or, you
may wish to get a smaller rear-facing child seat.
WARNING
Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or
death during a crash.
Always place a rear-facing child seat in the rear seat, not the front.
Protecting Smaller Children
If a child is at least one year old and within the weight range indicated by the
child seat manufacturer, the child should be properly restrained in a firmly
secured forward-facing child seat.
We strongly recommend placing a forward-facing
child seat in a rear seating position.
Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat
can be hazardous, even with advanced front airbags
that automatically turn the passenger’s front airbag
off. A rear seat is the safest place for a child.
WARNING
Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious
injury or death if the front airbag inflates.
If you must place a forward-facing child seat in front, move the vehicle seat
as far back as possible, and properly restrain the child.
Selecting a Child Seat
Most child seats are LATCH-compatible (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren). Some have a rigid-type connector, while others have a flexible-type
connector. Both are equally easy to use. Some existing and previously owned
child seats can only be installed using the seat belt. Whichever type you choose,
follow the child seat manufacturer’s use and care instructions as well as the
instructions in this manual. Proper installation is key to maximizing your child’s
safety.
In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCH-compatible
child seat can be installed using the seat belt and a top tether for added security.
This is because all child seats are required to be designed so that they can be
secured with a lap belt or the lap part of a lap/shoulder belt. In addition, the
child seat manufacturer may advise that a seat belt be used to attach a LATCHcompatible seat once a child reaches a specified weight. Please read the child
seat owner’s manual for proper installation instructions.
Important considerations when selecting a child seat
Make sure the child seat meets the following three requirements:
• The child seat is the correct type and size for the child.
• The child seat is the correct type for the seating position.
• The child seat is compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
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Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat
Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt
A LATCH-compatible child seat can be installed in the second-row seats. A child
seat is attached to the lower anchors with either the rigid or flexible type of
connectors.
1. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat.
1. Locate the lower anchors under the marks.
2. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then
attach the child seat to the lower anchors
according to the instructions that came with
the child seat. Make sure that the lower anchors
are not obstructed by the seat belt or any other
object.
Outer seats: Raise the head restraint to its highest position, then route the tether strap between the head restraint legs, and secure the tether strap hook onto the anchor.
Center seat: Lower the center head restraint to its lowest position, then route the tether strap over the top of the head restraint and secure the tether strap hook onto the anchor.
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4. Let the seat belt completely wind up into the
retractor, then try to pull it out to make sure
the retractor is locked. If you are able to pull the
shoulder belt out, the lockable retractor is not
activated. Pull the seat belt all the way out, and
repeat steps 3 – 4.
Lower anchors
Rigid type
Flexible type
Tether strap hook
4. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured by
rocking it forward and back and side to side;
little movement should be felt.
5. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child
can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor is
activated, and the belt is fully retracted and
locked.
3. Slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the
way out until it stops. This activates the lockable
retractor.
Marks
3. Make sure the strap is not twisted. Tighten
the tether strap as instructed by the child seat
manufacturer.
2. Route the seat belt through the child
seat according to the seat manufacturer’s
instructions, and insert the latch plate into the
buckle. Insert the latch plate fully until it clicks.
5. Grab the shoulder part of the seat belt near the
buckle, and pull up to remove any slack from the
lap part of the belt. When doing this, place your
weight on the child seat and push it into the
vehicle seat.
6. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured by
rocking it forward and back and side to side;
little movement should be felt.
7. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child
can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor is
activated, and the belt is fully retracted and
locked.
To deactivate a lockable retractor, release the buckle and allow the seat belt to
wind up all the way.
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Adding Security with a Tether
Protecting Larger Children
A tether anchorage point is provided behind each second- and third-row seating
position. A child seat that is installed with a seat belt and comes with a tether
can use the tether for additional security.
When a child is too big for a child seat, secure the child in a rear seat using the
lap/shoulder seat belt.
Second-row seats
• The child’s knees bend comfortably over the edge
of the seat.
1. For outer seats: Raise the head restraint to its
highest position, then route the tether strap
through the head restraint legs.
For center seat: Lower the head restraint to its lowest position, then route the tether strap over the top of the head restraint.
Second row seat
Tether anchorage points
• The child can stay seated for the whole trip.
Second row seat
2. Make sure the strap is not twisted, and secure
the tether strap hook onto the anchor.
Anchor
WARNING
Third row seat
Tether anchorage points
4. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the
child seat manufacturer.
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Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in the front can result in injury or
death if the passenger’s front airbag inflates.
If a larger child must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as
possible, have the child sit up properly and wear the seat belt properly, using
a booster seat if needed.
2. Open the anchor cover.
3. Make sure the strap is not twisted, and secure
the tether strap hook onto the anchor.
If a lap/shoulder belt cannot be used properly, position the child in a booster seat
in a rear seating position. For the child’s safety, check that the child meets the
booster seat manufacturer’s recommendations.
Some U.S. states and Canadian provinces/territories require children to use a
booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e.g., 6 years or 60 lbs). Be
sure to check current laws in the state or province/territory where you intend to
drive.
Third-row seats
1. Pull up the head restraint and push rearward
until it latches, then route the tether strap
through the head restraint legs.
• The shoulder belt crosses between the child’s
neck and arm.
• The lap part of the seat belt is as low as possible,
touching the child’s thighs.
Tether strap hook
3. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the
child seat manufacturer.
Have the child sit upright and all the way back, then ensure the following:
Third row seat
Anchor
Tether strap hook
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Safety
Safety
Safety Label Locations
Reporting Safety Defects
Safety labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that
can cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully.
In the U.S.
Sun visor
U.S. models
Canadian models
Sun visor
U.S. models only
Doorjambs
Dashboard
U.S. models only
U.S. models
Canadian models
Radiator cap
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could
cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying American Honda Motor
Co., Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds
that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems
between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. You
can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.
safercar.gov.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could
cause injury or death, you should immediately inform Honda Canada, Inc., and you
may also inform Transport Canada.
If Transport Canada receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and
if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may lead to a recall
and remedy campaign. However, Transport Canada cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your dealer, or Honda Canada, Inc.
To contact Transport Canada’s Defect Investigations and Recalls Division, you may
call 1-800-333-0510. For more information on reporting safety defects or about
motor vehicle safety, go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety.
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